Library & Information Resources

The mission of the Midwest College’s library is to identify and provide information and library resources needed by members of our College community in their study, research, public service, and professional development; to instruct and assist in the use of library resources; to share in the development and implementation of our College’s educational programs; and to support the mission of the Midwest College.


The Midwest College library is committed to the following objectives:


  • To determine requirements by maintaining regular contact with faculty and students
  • To coordinate a collection program that addresses current needs and future projections
  • To acquire, organize, catalog, and maintain the necessary information, both print and non-print, in those areas pertinent to the programs of the College
  • To provide effective and timely access to information not available in the library
  • To develop and maintain an effective service-oriented staff
  • To assist students, faculty, and other library users in the retrieval of information
  • To teach library competence in support of academic work and life-long learning
  • To promote constructive working relationships with other libraries
  • To engage in systematic planning and review of library policies and services
  • To maintain an awareness of developments in library science and information technology, and to utilize new techniques and systems where feasible

Additional Tools & Resources

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Student Handbook

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education –

Student Needs Analysis Calculator

For determining approximate financial needs –

Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Institutional security procedures are available as part of the student handbook. Crime statistics for both Racine and Skokie are available by clicking the second link below:

U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security website:

Racine and Skokie Crime Reporting and Safety Information:

Military Benefits

There are at least 4 educational assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs that you can apply for at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Visit for detail on how to apply.

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 106 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

*Midwest College of Oriental Medicine is NOT eligible for the following education assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

If you have never received Veterans Education Benefits, you will need to print or complete online, the application from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applications are designed to obtain the necessary information to determine eligibility.  After you receive your Notice of Eligibility letter, deliver it to the Financial Aid Director and she will give it to the Veterans Certifying Official.

After your application has been processed through the Department of Veterans Assistance, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.  This certificate indicates the type of benefit you will receive, how many remaining months of benefits you have as well as when they expire.

Once the Certifying Official receives your eligibility for benefits, he will certify your enrollment based on the number of credits you are registered for and will submit it the Department of Veterans Assistance. Processing is usually two to four weeks before payment authorization is granted.  You will be paid retroactive to the beginning of the term.

All students who receive Veterans Educational benefits are required by law to keep the MCOM Veterans Certifying Official informed of the following:

  • Enrollment status
  • Changes in credit or withdrawals
  • Changes in degree or program
  • Change of address
  • Change in dependents

Students receiving Veterans Educational Benefits are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress established under MCOM policy. Under Title 38, United Stated Code Sections 1674 and 1724 it is stated that education assistance benefits to veterans be discontinued when student ceases to make satisfactory progress. Benefits will be terminated for students who do not continue to make satisfactory progress.

Students that receive educational assistance under Chapters 30, 33, 35 and 106 are eligible for assistance to cover the cost of a tutor when the student has a deficiency in a subject required for graduation.  You must submit a letter from your instructor indicating tutoring is necessary. The maximum benefit is $1200. A charge to entitlement will be made for assistance received in excess of $600 by chapter 30, and 106.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Midwest College of Oriental Medicine at 800-593-2320 and ask for the Veterans Certifying Official. You can also contact your local VA Representative for benefit information by calling 800-827-1000 or visit to locate your nearest VA Representative.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government produced by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.


Title IX Handbook 2020-2021

Important Accreditation Notice

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Racine, WI and Skokie, IL) and its following programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM):

  (1) Master of Acupuncture [currently named Master’s level acupuncture certificate program]

  (2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization [currently named Master of Science in Oriental Medicine]

If you have any questions regarding this notice call William Dunbar, PhD, College President at (262) 554-2010.

State Licensing By Program