Engineering programs maintain ABET accreditation


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 30, 2013) — The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has recently evaluated the university’s engineering programs and has extended Tuskegee’s accreditation. During a site visit at Tuskegee, the engineering commission assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the university’s aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering programs. 

According to its website, “ABET is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education.” 

“[This] means that we are accredited along with 355 other programs. And our programs are comparable to any other engineering program in the nation in aerospace, chemical, electrical or mechanical,” said Legand Burge, dean of the College of Engineering. 

The site states that the non-profit organization accredits more than 3,000 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities in 24 nations. To learn more about ABET, go to:

By: Eryk J. Pritchett, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

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