Palmer College Of Chiropractic

Palmer College Of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic was established by Daniel David Palmer in 1897. It is considered as the first schools of chiropractic in the world. It is a non-profit organization and is located in Davenport, Iowa. The main campus consists of more than 12 buildings which are spread across an area of 8 acres. The college has satellite campuses in San Jose, California, opened in 1980; and Port Orange campus opened in 2002. It offers awards degrees at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. The college also has programs of continuing education.

Palmer College of Chiropractic's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, (NAIA). They participate in sports including rugby, hockey, and golf. The college also organizes several intramural sports.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St
Davenport , IA 52803-5287
General Phone: (563) 884-5000

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Palmer College of Chiropractic Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy558chiropractic
Science90biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology12allied health and medical assisting

Number of programs and degrees for Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree901
Master's degree01
First-professional degree5581
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Associate's degree121

Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Body

In 2007-2008, Palmer College of Chiropractic had a total enrollment of 2,184 students (108 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 68%
Part-Time 32%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 5%
Graduate 1%
First Professional 94%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 3%
22-24 38%
25-29 39%
30-34 11%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
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Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %

Palmer College of Chiropractic Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Davenport, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Palmer College of Chiropractic Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Palmer College of Chiropractic Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,915
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,915
Books and supplies $ 1,203

Financial Aid:
Palmer College of Chiropractic participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1230000)

Palmer College of Chiropractic Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year20$89,4135$85,065
Associate professorcalendar year19$69,0226$69,341
Assistant professorcalendar year15$54,26815$55,920
Instructorcalendar year1*5$45,505
All faculty totalcalendar year55$72,01931$61,539

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Palmer College of Chiropractic Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Chiropractic (DC)

Biological and Physical Sciences

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