The two major types of accreditation agencies in the United States are regional associations and professional associations. These associations are independent of the government, and are comprised of respected educators and professionals. Teams of specialists from associations visit colleges and universities regularly to evaluate and report on their quality.
MSOE is seeking comments from the public by Feb. 15, 2014 about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.
MSOE is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). MSOE received initial accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 1971.
The following MSOE programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
- Architectural Engineering (BS)
- Biomedical Engineering (BS)
- Computer Engineering (BS)
- Electrical Engineering (BS)
- Industrial Engineering (BS)
- Mechanical Engineering (BS)
- Software Engineering (BS)
The following MSOE programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
- Electrical Engineering Technology (BS)
- Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
The baccalaureate program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 887-6791 and has full approval of the Wisconsin Board of Regulation and Licensing, 1400 E. Washington, Madison, WI, 53703.
The baccalaureate program in construction management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570; phone (210) 495-6161, fax (210) 495-6168, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Science in Perfusion is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 35 East Wacker Dr., Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.