In the United States, accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process that assures the quality of the post-secondary education students receive. Educational institutions or programs volunteer to undergo this review periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met. ABET, Inc., is responsible for the specialized accreditation of educational programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) within ABET. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession. It is the practice of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to seek accreditation of its undergraduate programs in computing and engineering.
The ABET accreditation process has as its specific objectives:
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers the following undergraduate programs that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
This academic program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
This interdisciplinary academic program is a joint partnership among the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Agriculture.