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The Illinois College of Optometry holds professional accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, which is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. ICO is also accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, from which the college received the strongest possible endorsement from an accrediting body. The degree program curriculum is also approved by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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