Accreditation Overview

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.


View the chart below to see Board Pass rates, Graduations Rates, and Residency Placement Information:

CPME-required outcomes, September 1, 2021Number of StudentsPercent
Number of students passing/ number of students taking exam
Part 1 APMLE: 3 year average Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2019-2021
(first-time takers only)
Part 2 APMLE: 3 year average Written Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2019-2021, (first-time takers only)95/10689.62%
Part 2 APMLE: 3 year average CSPE Pass Rate for Academic Years ending 6/30, 2018-2020, (first-time takers only) 95/95100%
Number of students/ number of students who entered the program
Four-year Graduation Rate (2019-2021 average)91/11877.1%
Students entering residency/ number of graduates
Residency Placement Rate (2019-2021 average)106/106100%
*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.