Accreditation: What Is It?
Accreditation is a distinguished mark of excellence that affords external recognition of an organization's commitment to quality and improvement. Accreditation has two fundamental purposes; to assure quality and to assure improvement. A further benefit to the accredited program is broader recognition in the academic community and the professional field. Employers can be assured that graduates of accredited programs are fully qualified for entry level positions.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering has successfully received affirmation of its successful reaccreditation with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The ABET reaccreditation process involved many aspects of the College’s programs as well as supporting units on campus. ABET praised the College’s numerous initiatives designed to make engineering education available to underrespresented groups and the College’s Living Learning Community in University Housing.
College of Liberal Arts
Congratulations to the Master of Public Administration program for receiving reaccreditation until 2022. “Through a rigorous peer review, your program has demonstrated a substantial commitment to quality public service education,” as quoted from the notification memorandum dated July 2015. The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) has determined the MPA program to be in substantial conformity with their standards.