Accreditation and Affiliations

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Missouri College is institutionally accredited (accredited in total) by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is an independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This indicates that Missouri College substantially meets or exceeds the stated criteria of education quality established by ACICS and approved by the DOE. This recognition of institutional accreditation by ACICS entitles Missouri College to offer Title IV Financial Assistance to students who qualify.

An additional form of accreditation that a school may undertake to obtain is a specific, individual accreditation of certain programs (programmatic accreditation). Institutional accreditation is not the same as or a substitution for programmatic accreditation. Although programmatic accreditation is not required for employment in many cases, the existence of programmatic accreditation is a further indication that a program meets the standards of the profession, and may therefore indirectly enhance employment opportunities. Also, in some cases, programmatic accreditation will allow the graduates of the accredited program to sit for some credentialing exams immediately upon graduation without any requirement of work experience.

Institutional Accreditation

Missouri College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is an independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programmatic Accreditation

The program in dental assisting at Missouri College, St. Louis is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The program in dental hygiene at Missouri College, St. Louis is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

State Information

Missouri College is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Dental Hygiene

Licensure and/or registration requirements are controlled by the individual states and are subject to change without notice. Any person who is of good moral character and reputation and who has satisfactorily completed a course in dental hygiene in an accredited dental hygiene school may apply to the board for examination and registration as a dental hygienist in Missouri. Missouri College does not control state licensure, certification and/or registration requirements and cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as dental hygienists in Missouri or other states, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Massage Therapy

The state of Missouri requires massage therapists to be licensed in order to practice in the state. Passage of the NCBTMB certification exam or the MBLEX is required in order to apply for state licensure and may be required to practice in other states. Missouri College does not control state licensure in Missouri or the licensure/ registration requirements in any other state. Missouri College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as massage therapists in Missouri or any other state, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Grievance Procedure

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the Catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state contact information, please click here.

Affiliations

  • Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for training:
  • • Veterans Administration and dependents of veterans
  • • Workforce Investment Act participants
  • • Vocational Rehabilitation clients
  • Social Security Administration for training students under Social Security benefits
  • Career College Association
  • American Massage Therapy Association School Member
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel
  • American Dental Education Association(ADEA) Institutional Member

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