We are a forward looking research institution, offering high-quality education accredited by ABET.
The Engineering bachelor of science programs (CE, EE, EE/Computer, ME) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Bioengineering program has been reviewed for retroactive ABET accreditation in the fall of 2017 and the College is awaiting the results. The Environmental Engineering program will seek accreditation during the next review, after it graduates the first students from the program.
Students should be proud to choose an ABET-accredited program. Accreditation means that your education meets the global standard for technical education in your profession. 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.
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?
- Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession.
- Employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards look at accredited programs to assure there is adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. Some examples include: NICET Technologist Certification, 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, and 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.
- Is required as eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.
- Opens the door for global employment because ABET accreditation sets the standards through international agreements, and many countries use the ABET model as the basis for their national accrediting systems.
Choosing an accredited program for the largest investment in your future will make a big difference in your career outcomes.
Our ABET-accredited programs are 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.