Future. Forward. The ABET Annual Impact Report 2022 >
ABET’s Annual Impact Report provides an overview of our organization’s achievements during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022 and highlights the contributions of our 2,000+ volunteer experts and staff who work to inspire confidence in those who aim to build a better world.
Annual Report Archive
2021: Ahead of the Curve
2020: The ABET Annual Report
2019: Intensifying Impact Through Continuous Improvement
2018: Increasing our Global Impact
2017: Working Together for a Sustainable Future
2016: Building a Better and More Connected World
2015: Leading With Confidence
2014: Fit for the Future
2013: Enabling a World Without Borders
2012: Facing a Vibrant and Changing Landscape
2011: Improving Quality
2010: Technological Progress Through Accreditation
2009: The People at the Heart of ABET Accreditation
Look at the current accreditation statistics and compare them to data going back to 2003, including aggregate program counts, commission specific figures and trends.
Accreditation Statistics Archive
2021: Accreditation Statistics
2020: Accreditation Statistics
2019: Accreditation Statistics
2018: Accreditation Statistics
2017: Accreditation Statistics
2016: Accreditation Statistics
2015: Accreditation Statistics
2014: Accreditation Statistics
2013: Accreditation Statistics
2012: Accreditation Statistics
2011: Accreditation Statistics
2010: Accreditation Statistics
2009: Accreditation Statistics
2008: Accreditation Statistics
2007: Accreditation Statistics
2006: Accreditation Statistics
2005: Accreditation Statistics
2004: Accreditation Statistics
2003: Accreditation Statistics
ABET Issue Briefs
The Value of Accreditation: How ABET Helps STEM Programs Adapt to Industry’s Evolving Needs >
This issue brief explores the value of ABET accreditation from the perspective of industry stakeholders and underscores the important role of industry experts in the accreditation process, through participation in the ABET Industry Advisory Council (IAC), representation of professional societies and involvement as Program Evaluators.
Sustainable Education: Readying Today’s Higher Ed Students to Tackle the World’s Grand Challenges >
Advancing sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges will take more than technical skills. Students of higher education, especially those in STEM fields, need diverse and global perspectives to understand—and address—long-standing problems in new ways.
Engineering Change: Lessons from Leaders on Modernizing Higher Education Engineering Curriculum >
This issue brief examines the evolution of engineering programs in colleges and universities across the country and how they are experiencing an epic revitalization—blurring the lines between class and career, and increasing access to dynamic, hands-on learning and projects—to keep pace with the rapid change of industry. It offers a brief glimpse into the best practices for driving change within engineering programs, and the benefits that have been realized.
ABET Accreditation: Into Natural Science >
This issue brief explores the value of ABET accreditation, and, specifically, the value that it could bring to natural science programs, including mathematics. It also presents industry perspectives from the companies that rely on graduates from those programs to populate their workforce. It then explains why ABET is in a strong position to meet the needs of fields and disciplines that would be new to ABET by drawing on the recently successful expansion into the accreditation of construction management programs.
These documents describe landmark events and discussions in ABET history.
Engineering Change highlights the findings of Engineering Change, a comprehensive study on the impact of ABET’s outcomes-based accreditation criteria on engineering programs and their graduates. Study conducted by the Penn State Center for the Study of Higher Education. Full report and executive summary available.
Sustaining the Change report is an important update on the accreditation criteria, participation, and process reform begun by ABET in 1994. Includes background and current status of the reform, as well as detailed observations and recommendations for improvement of ABET constituencies.
Viewpoints: Issues of Accreditation in Higher Education includes the Issue of Accreditation in Higher Education, Continuing Education, Diversity, and Dual-Level Accreditation.