Academic accreditation is a voluntary process undertaken by colleges and universities to ensure that a program or institution meets established quality standards for post-secondary education. It is not a ranking system but a periodic review by private, non-governmental organizations seeking to uphold and promote the quality of institutions and their academic programs.
Western Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Carolina University.
Engineering and Technology
The Kimmel School offers three programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Our EE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET. The on-campus ET Applied Systems program and ECET program are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Committee of ABET. All three undergraduate programs meet or exceed accreditation standards set for the preparation of electrical engineers, engineering technologists, computer engineering technologists and computer engineers.
The Kimmel School's undergraduate construction management program is accredited by
the American Council for Construction Education. "ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as
the accrediting agency for baccalaureate and associate degree programs in
construction, construction science, construction management and construction
technology located in North America and Australia." www.acce-hq.org
Visit the School
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