At ABET, our purpose is to assure confidence in university programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. Our approach, the standards we set and the quality we guarantee, inspires confidence in those who aim to build a better world—one that is safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more sustainable.
We accredit college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s 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 STEM 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 with ISO 9001:2015 certification.
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We Currently Accredit 4,144 Programs at 812 Colleges and Universities in 32 Countries.
Why Accreditation Matters
Our accreditation assures programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies.
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.