Setting The Standard Worldwide
We are a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.
We accredit programs, not institutions. We provide specialized accreditation for post-secondary programs within degree-granting institutions already recognized by national or regional institutional accreditation agencies or national education authorities worldwide.
Our accreditation is voluntary, and to date, 4,005 programs at 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries have received ABET accreditation. Approximately 85,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year, and millions of graduates have received degrees from ABET-accredited programs since 1932.
The ABET Accreditation process is carried out by our four accreditation commissions. Each commission sets accreditation standards for specific program areas and degree levels. For more information about the commissions, including the differences between Engineering and Engineering Technology, please visit this page.
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC)
Applied and Natural Science
Associate, Bachelor, Master
Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)
Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)
To date, ABET has accredited 4,005 applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology programs at 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries worldwide.