Selecting a Chiropractic College
Find out what important questions you should ask when deciding on a chiropractic college.
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (California)
Emphasizes hands-on, practical learning. In the pre-clinical first two years, students spend 600 hours on diversified approach to technique and 150 hours on phyical therapy and rehabilitation. Student to faculty ratio of 15:1 and intern to clinician ratio 10:1.
Life Chiropractic College West (California)
Life West offers over 12 different techniques in their core and elective programs. Practical training begins early in the first year. Option to complete the program in three years.
Palmer College of Chiropractic West (California)
Students begin adjusting in the ninth month of first year. In addition to the core osseous adjustments, students are encouraged to take electives and learn alternative techniques. Student body relatively diverse, with approximately 30% females, 20% international, and 40% non-white students. Student to faculty ratio 14:1.
Cleveland Chiropractic College (California/Missouri)
Diverse student body with 33% female and 10% international. Electives in alternative chiropractic techniques. Option to complete program in three years.
University of Bridgeport (Connecticut)
Four year university-based chiropractic program. Student to faculty ratio is 8:1. Student body 35% female and 5% international students. Less ethnic diversity than other colleges.
Life University College of Chiropractic (Georgia)
Offers electives in alternative techniques. Accelerated graduation option.
National University of Health Sciences (Illinois)
Broad approach to chiropractic education including physical therapy, acupuncture, trigger point, ultrasound, and nutrition. Case-based learning in small groups. Student body 33% female and 25% Canadian students. Six public clinics including Chicago Edgewater Hospital.
Palmer College of Chiropractic (Iowa)
D.D. Palmer was the founder of chiropractic. Clinic Abroad program allows students to travel to developing countries. Student to faculty ratio is 14:1, with faculty having an average of nine years teaching experience. Three main clinics plus community outreach clinics.
Northwestern College of Chiropractic (Minnesota)
Five year program. Affiliated with acupuncture and therapeutic massage colleges. Student to faculty ratio 11:1. College has one student clinic, four College-owned outpatient clinics, and more than 75 community-based internship sites.
Logan College of Chiropractic (Missouri)
Student to faculty ratio 12:1 with over 90% of the faculty holding doctoral degrees. Integrated curriculum designed to teach courses as integrated blocks for focused learning. Tuition cost less than some colleges.
New York Chiropractic College (New York)
Full year of clinical intern training at one of NYCC's three community-based health centers in Buffalo, Syracuse and Long Island. Good choice of electives.
Western States Chiropractic College (Oregon)
Larger student to faculty ratio with lab and clinic courses as high as 25:1. Two community clinics. Student body is 30% female.
Parker College of Chiropractic (Texas)
Option to graduate in three years. Program teaches a variety of adjustment techniques. Three community-based clinics.
Texas Chiropractic College (Texas)
Students may participate in hospital rotations and preceptor programs. Special programs in sports medicine and other areas.
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Student-to-faculty ratio is 10 to one and 85% of classes have 30 or fewer students. Approximately 35% of the students are female.
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Four year chiropractic college in Canada. Busy out-patient clinic and community outreach programs. Extensive research involvement.