Gainful Employment Disclosures

For the Masters of Acupuncture
Gainful Employment Disclosure
For the Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Gainful Employment Disclosure


Program Length

  • Normal Time Required for Completion of M.Ac.O.M. Program or M.Ac. Program at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: 36 months 
  • Total Number of Students Graduating in the 2016 Academic Year: 11
  • Percentage of Students Completing Program in Normal Time: 100%
  • Tuition & Fees Total Tuition & Fees For Three-Year Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program For Student Entering in the Fall of 2015: $55,587
  • Total Tuition & Fees For Three-Year Master’s in Acupuncture Program For Student Entering in the Fall of 2015:  $46,697

Cost of Books & Supplies

  • Typical Cost of Books and Supplies for M.Ac.O.M. Program: $4,500
  • Typical Cost of Books and Supplies for M.Ac. Program: $3,000

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of 2016 Graduates Who Participated in Federal Student Loan Programs: 82%
  • Median Loan Debt Incurred By 2015 Graduates Who Received Financial Aid: $82,000
  • Most Recent Cohort Default Rate: 10%


NCCAOM Board Exam Performance

(Data Compiled From January 1 – June 30, 2015 NCCAOM Performance Report)

Acupuncture and Point Location Biomedicine Chinese Herbology Foundations of OM
Avg. Score of ASAOM Student* 81.86% 74.22% 74% 85.14%
ASAOM Pass Rate 97.53% 97.53% 80% 97.53%
Avg. Nat’l Score** 79.1% 74.91% 79.78% 80.64%
Nat’l Pass Rate 86.5% 77.8% 81% 74.43%

*Of first-time ASAOM test takers

**Of first-time test takers from accredited ACAOM schools

Federal Register – Program Integrity: Gainful Employment-Debt Measures:

  • The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to improve disclosure of relevant information and to establish minimal measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs lead to gainful employment in recognized occupations, and the conditions under which these educational programs remain eligible for the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC):