Why Accreditation Matters

Simply put, accreditation is value. Reaching into our public, private, and professional lives, accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met certain standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions. Students who graduate from accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in employment; licensure, registration and certification; graduate education and global mobility.

ABET is an integral part of each of these areas because we accredit over 3,400 applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries worldwide. Approximately 85,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year.

Accreditation impacts:

Accreditation is an assurance that the professionals who serve us have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

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Accreditation Outside of the U.S.

Currently, ABET accredits 420 programs at 87 institutions in 28 countries outside of the United States. These programs span computing, engineering, and engineering technology disciplines.