Special Reports

Periodically, ABET publishes special white papers and reports on topics relevant to its various constituencies. Some of these publications are available in printed versions and as PDFs, while others are available in a PDF format only.

EngineeringChange: A Study of the Impact of EC2000
Highlights the findings of EngineeringChange, 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: A Follow-Up Report to the Vision for Change
This 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, Vols. 1-4
Includes the Issue of Accreditation in Higher Education, Continuing Education, Diversity, and Dual-Level Accreditation

75th Anniversary Retrospective Book: A Proud Legacy of Quality Assurance in the Preparation of Technical Professionals Edited by John W. Prados, Ph.D., P.E.

The first publication of its kind the Retrospective Book is a thoughtful investigation of quality assurance in U.S. postsecondary technical education. Weaving annotated prose with original documents and reflections from some of ABET's most prolific volunteers, the 75th Anniversary Retrospective tells an interesting tale of the people, places, and paradigms that have shaped the organization and its significant role in technical education.

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Accredited Programs at Women’s Colleges

Smith College was the first women's college to have an ABET-accredited program. Its engineering science program has been accredited since 2003.