The Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE), of the American Optometric Association (AOA), 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141; phone 800/365-2219, . "Accredited" is the classification granted to a professional degree program that meets the standards for accreditation. This classification indicates that the program has no deficiencies or weaknesses that compromise the educational effectiveness of the total program.