Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of the chiropractic profession, and is known as the trusted leader in chiropractic education. It was founded in 1897, in Davenport, Iowa, by D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic. More than 2,200 students attend Palmer College campuses in Davenport, San Jose, California, and Port Orange, Florida. There are approximately 28,000 Palmer alumni, who comprise nearly half of the approximately 60,000 U.S. chiropractors. Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum is a five-academic-year program that’s typically completed in three-and-one-third calendar years.