Following a comprehensive review by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, the Illinois College of Optometry earned continued accreditation in April 2017. The process includes an institutional self-study, external review, and site visit to assess the quality of education programs against predetermined standards. These standards cover eight major areas including curriculum, program management, qualified faculty, student services, facilities, and clinic policies.
The ACOE’s final report did not issue any required recommendations or suggestions for improvements to the program. ICO’s next comprehensive accreditation review is scheduled for 2025.