OME Research 

Person sitting at a laptop

AACOM Research Reports

 AACOM collects data and publishes reports on the following osteopathic medical education trends: colleges (cost of attendance, enrollment, faculty, curriculum and revenues and expenditures); students (applicants, matriculants and graduates) and more!

Explore Our Database

AACOM Surveys, Admissions & Reports Schedule*


  • Cycle Closes: Late April 

  • Applicant Reports Published: June-July 

  • Matriculant Decisions Due from COMs: Mid-October 

  • Matriculant Reports Published: March-May 

Annual Survey

  • 2023-24 Annual Osteopathic Medical School Questionnaire: Releases in November-Closes in January 

  • Annual Survey Reports Published: January-May

Graduating Senior Survey

  • 2022-2023 Survey: Releases in March – Closes in June 

  • Summary Report Published: October-November 

Entering Student Survey

  • 2022-2023 Survey: Releases in July – Closes in September 

  • Summary Report Published: December-January 

*Dates are approximate.

Survey Response Rates


  • AACOMAS: Based on AACOMAS, no response rates

Annual Survey

  • 2022-23: 100%
  • 2021-22: 100%
  • 2020-21: 100%
  • 2019-20: 99%
  • 2018-19: 100%
  • 2017-18: 100%


Graduating Senior Survey

  • 2022-2023: 53%
  • 2021-2022: 72%
  • 2020-2021: 63%
  • 2019-2020: 59%
  • 2018-2019: 75%
  • 2017-2018: 77%
  • 2016-2017: 76%

Entering Student Survey

  • 2022-2023: 73%
  • 2021-2022: 62%
  • 2020-2021: 71%
  • 2019-2020: 78%
  • 2018-2019: 86%
  • 2017-2018: 84%

Who We Collect Data From

  • Annual Survey data are collected from all colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs). COM deans designate survey coordinators each year to manage the data collection and survey completion/submission process. 

  • The Applicant and Matriculant data are drawn from AACOMAS application data, and the decision codes are entered by member COMs in Liasion’s WebAdMIT. 

  • The Student Surveys are administered to entering students and graduating seniors. Each COM’s Survey coordinators work with AACOM’s research department to administer each survey annually. 

  • Ad hoc surveys are distributed throughout the year to our member COMs. These surveys collect key data points such as faculty salary, match results, etc.  

How to Access the Data

AACOM Research publishes several reports online and also provides several interactive dashboards exclusively for our members and COMs.

    To learn more about AACOM's research reports download Analytics Dashboards Descriptions. This PDF describes the full range of research reports available to our COM members.  

      If you are at a COM and would like access, please contact your dean for approval and forward this approval to

      Complete this form to request data not published to AACOM’s website, request to support a research project or to field a survey with AACOM.

      Q & A


      For data collection, survey completion and other research-related inquiries contact: