About Computing Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a degree program is deemed to have met certain standards. CSAB coordinates the volunteers who evaluate programs, while ABET issues the accreditations. There are currently more than 450 accredited computing programs, more than 50 of which are outside the U.S., and that number continues to grow.

The Accreditation Criteria

The accreditation criteria, along with a policy and procedure guide and other important documents, can be found at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/. (Note: Software Engineering accreditation criteria is located within the Engineering Accreditation Commission, not the Computing Accreditation Commission.) The criteria is developed by computing professionals who volunteer through CSAB and ABET.

The Process

ABET provides a clear step-by-step guide to the accreditation process on its website. Please visit http://www.abet.org/accreditation-step-by-step/.

Consultations and Mock Visits

Consultations and mock visits may be coordinated through the ABET Foundation. Please visit their website for information.


Please see http://csab.org/workshops.html for information on our Computing Accreditation Workshop.

Become a Program Evaluator

There is no better way to learn about assessment and ABET accreditation than to become a program evaluator yourself. Learn more.