About Abet

We accredit college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels.

With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

We began as the educational standard against which professional engineers in the United States were held for licensure. Today, after more than 80 years, our standards continue to play this fundamental role and have become the basis of quality for over 40 disciplines all over the world.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, our criteria focus on what students experience and learn. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Our more than 2,200 experts come from industry, academia, and government. They give their time and effort supporting quality assurance activities around the world by serving as program evaluators, commissioners, board members, and advisors.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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We currently accredit 3,569 programs at 714 colleges and universities in 29 countries.

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Why ABET Accreditation Matters

Our accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.


A Network of Experts

We rely on more than 2,200 volunteers from academia, government, and industry to participate in our third-party, peer-review process that assures confidence in the programs we accredit.