The Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry has been granted the accreditation classification of "Accredited" as of December 2, 2020 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. "Preliminary Approval" is the classification granted to a professional degree program that has clearly demonstrated it is developing in accordance with Council standards.

Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; phone 312/263-0456.