About NYITCOM at Arkansas State (Jonesboro, Arkansas)

Mission, Vision, Outcomes

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State (Jonesboro) and NYITCOM-Old Westbury share the same mission, vision, and outcomes—both sites, their faculty, and their staff are committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice, based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice.

NYITCOM is accredited by AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).


New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) traces its roots to the 1970s, and to W. Kenneth Riland, D.O., and a group of visionary osteopathic physicians. Read more.

In 2016, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine @ A-State welcomed its first class of 120 medical school students, including 48 from Arkansas. Housed in historic 86,000-square-foot Wilson Hall, which underwent a $12.6 million renovation and modernization, the osteopathic medical school site features laboratories and specialized teaching spaces including a simulation emergency room, simulation operating room, clinical learning rooms and a gross anatomy lab along with a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure linking it with NYITCOM's main campus facilities in Old Westbury, N.Y.

Quick Facts: NYITCOM @ A-State Class of 2020

  • 120 students
  • 44% female 56% male

Top 6 States Represented

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Texas

Undergraduate Institutions Represented

  • Arkansas State University
  • Baylor University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Harding University
  • Loyola University
  • Rhodes College
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Orleans