What Is ABET Accreditation?
- ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.
- ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions. ABET accredits programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions.
Why Should I Choose an Accredited Program?
- When you choose an accredited program, you are choosing wisely.
- Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession.
- To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. Here are some examples:
- NICET Technologist Certification requires a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited engineering technology program.
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office requires applicants in computing to have graduated from an ABET-accredited computing program before they are eligible to sit for the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases.
- Many state boards of professional licensure in engineering and surveying require applicants to have graduated from an ABET-accredited program. In states where non-ABET graduates are permitted to be licensed, an additional four to eight years of work experience may be required.
These certification bodies require additional experience and/or credentials evaluation for applicants who have graduated from non-ABET-accredited programs:
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene
- Board of Certified Safety Professionals
- Construction Manager Certification Institute
- Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists
- Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering
Be proud to choose an ABET-accredited program.
Whether you study applied science, computing, engineering, or technology, ABET accreditation is an important indicator of your program’s commitment to quality and may be a key to your professional future.
Please see below for our ABET-accredited programs with information which is in compliance with the following ABET APPM policy.
II.A.6.a. Each ABET-accredited program must publicly state the program's educational objectives and student outcomes.II.A.6.b. Each ABET-accredited program must publicly post annual student enrollment and graduation data per program.