State Department of Education Information

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Georgia Nonpublic Education Commission. These state education agencies have a formal process for complaints regarding noncompliance with state regulations. In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the following contact information is provided for both agencies.


Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education

333 Market Street, 12th floor

Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Fax: 717-772-3622


The Commission requires that students utilize and complete their institution’s grievance procedure in an attempt to resolve any complaint or concern before submitting a complaint to the Commission. If the institution’s resolution is not satisfactory, a student may then appeal to the Commission, but it will not investigate a complaint unless the student has exhausted all available grievance procedures outlined by the institution.

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 East Exchange Place

Suite 220

Tucker, GA 30084-5305

Phone: 770-414-3300 Fax: 770-414-3309