Western University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College of Podiatric Medicine is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and the accreditation status is accreditation.
Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the podiatric medical education program and the continued commitment of the institution to support the educational program. The Council is recognized as the professional institutional accrediting agency for podiatric medical education by the U. S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Board Pass Rates, Graduations Rates, and Residency Placement Information
|CPME-required outcomes, September 1, 2022||Number of Students||Percent|
|Number of students passing/ number of students taking exam|
|Part 1 APMLE: 3 year average Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2020-2022|
(first-time takers only)
|Part 2 APMLE: 3 year average Written Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2020-2022, (first-time takers only)||94/110||85.5%|
|Part 2 APMLE: 3 year average CSPE Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2018-2020, (first-time takers only)|
*The CSPE was not given in 2021 or 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Number of students/ number of students who entered the program|
|Four-year Graduation Rate (2020-2022 average)||97/112||86.6%|
|Students entering residency/ number of graduates|
|Residency Placement Rate (2020-2022 average)||110/110||100%|
|*The academic year ends on June 30|
Graduation Rate: The total number of students who graduated from a school or college of podiatric medicine within 4 years, divided by the number of new (not repeat) students attending at the 2 week point at the beginning of the first year/first semester.
Residency Placement Rate: The total number of students in a graduating class placed in a residency program divided by the total number of graduates.