October 24, 2016

Baltimore — ABET, the global accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, is proud to announce that 177 new programs have earned the distinction of being ABET-accredited.

As of October 1, 2016, ABET accredits a total of 3,709 programs at 752 colleges and universities in 30 countries. These include the first programs in chemistry and pharmaceutical and biological chemistry to receive ABET accreditation.

ABET accreditation means that students, employers and society 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, 574 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.

With new programs in chemistry and pharmaceutical and biological chemistry, ABET continues to expand its efforts to bring confidence to graduates and employers in all of the STEM fields. Read the issue brief ABET Accreditation: into Natural Science to learn more about this initiative.

Ryan Garvin, Senior Marketing Specialist, 410.843.7170

About ABET

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 3,700 programs in 30 countries in the areas of applied 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