Baltimore — ABET, the global accreditor of university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, is proud to announce that 153 new programs have earned the distinction of being ABET-accredited.

As of October 1, 2018, ABET accredits a total of 4,005 programs at 793 institutions in 32 countries. These include the first programs in cybersecurity to receive ABET accreditation under criteria pending final approval by the ABET Computing Area Delegation in early November.

ABET accreditation means that students, employers and society can be confident that a program is producing graduates ready to enter the global workforce. Our evaluation 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, 772 ABET-accredited programs are outside of the U.S. Major companies such as Boeing, Caterpillar and IBM prefer or require their new hires to come from ABET-accredited programs, which is a mark of the assurance ABET’s globally-recognized standards bring to industry.

With new programs in cybersecurity, ABET continues to expand its efforts to bring confidence to graduates and employers in all of the STEM fields.

About ABET

ABET is a forward-thinking, purpose-driven organization. All over the world, ABET accredits college and university technical programs committed to the quality of the education they provide.

Based in Baltimore, we are a global organization, with over 4,000 programs in 32 countries in the areas of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels.

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