NCNM Quick Facts & Figures
Established in 1956 under the name National College of Naturopathic Medicine, NCNM is the oldest programmatically accredited naturopathic medical educational institution in North America. During its first four decades of existence, the college had one primary objective: education leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. In the 1990s, the college began a period of rapid growth and change, leading to an expansion in the college mission to include the training of classical Chinese medicine practitioners. In 2006, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, NCNM announced a change in name from National College of Naturopathic Medicine to National College of Natural Medicine, honoring the shift from a single to a multiple purpose institution.
Campus acreage, buildings
The NCNM campus footprint includes 5.4 net acres excluding public rights–of–way. NCNM currently owns 4.3 acres (80%) within the footprint. The college campus consists of four buildings in close proximity to each other: the Academic Building, which houses academic classes and some support services; the Administration Building; the newly renovated NCNM Clinic, designed for delivery of naturopathic and acupuncture/Chinese medicine; the NCNM Annex which houses a large classroom and conference rooms; and Helfgott Research Institute, located near the campus at 2220 SW 1st Avenue. NCNM also provides healthcare services at 17 off–campus clinic affiliation sites.
President and CEO: David J. Schleich, PhD
View the NCNM Course Catalog, Viewbooks and more by visiting the Publications page.
National College of Natural Medicine is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
For more information download the: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities: A Peer-Evaluation Report 2011
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine