ABET Announces 206 Newly Accredited Programs in 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2017
Baltimore — ABET, the global accreditor of university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, is proud to announce that 206 new programs have earned the distinction of being ABET-accredited.
As of October 1, 2017, ABET accredits a total of 3,852 programs at 776 colleges and universities in 31 countries.
ABET accreditation means that students, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program is producing graduates ready to enter the global workforce. Our accreditation processes determine that a program is meeting the needs of industry and continuously improving the education they offer their students.
Our accreditation impacts the professionals who create and maintain technology not only in the United States but around the world. Today, 677 ABET-accredited programs are outside of the U.S. Major companies like Boeing, Caterpillar, IBM and UPS prefer or require their new hires to come from ABET-accredited programs, which is a mark of the confidence ABET’s globally-recognized standards bring to industry.
Jocelyn Hopkins, Marketing Coordinator
ABET is a forward-thinking, purpose-driven organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All over the world, ABET accredits college and university technical programs committed to the quality of the education they provide their students.
Based in Baltimore, we are a global organization, with over 3,800 programs in 31 countries in the areas of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels.
Additional information regarding ABET, its member societies and the accreditation process can be found at www.abet.org.