Accreditation

Setting The Standard Worldwide

We are a nonprofit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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, over 3,800 programs at more than 775 colleges and universities in 31 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.

Accreditation Commissions

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)

Programs:

Applied and Natural Science

Levels:

Associate, Bachelor, Master

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)

Programs:

Computing

Level:

Bachelor

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)

Programs:

Engineering

Levels:

Bachelor, Master

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)

Programs:

Engineering Technology

Levels:

Associate, Bachelor

To date, ABET has accredited 3,852 applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology programs at 776 colleges and universities in 31 countries worldwide.

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