Reaccreditation affirms DeVry University’s commitment to career-oriented education and outstanding career outcomes
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 04, 2013 - DeVry University announced today that the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET has reaccredited the following onsite bachelor’s degree programs in its College of Engineering & Information Sciences: Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as an accreditor of college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET provides specialized accreditation for engineering technology programs through ETAC, one of its four accreditation commissions.
“DeVry University is committed to providing students with programs that emphasize the requisite engineering fundamentals and to preparing them with career-specific skills that are projected to be in demand for decades,” said Ahmed Naumaan, Ph.D., national dean of the College of Engineering & Information Sciences at DeVry University. “ABET accreditation validates our offerings and underscores our ability to prepare students for careers in today’s fastest growing fields.”
This announcement follows other notable and separate accreditations achieved by DeVry University this year, including:
- In March, DeVry University announced its Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.
- In May, DeVry University was granted initial accreditation of its established business and accounting degree programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners.
“Accreditation affirms that when DeVry University graduates go out into the world, they have the educational foundation necessary for success in their careers,” said Donna M. Loraine, Ph.D., provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University and dean of its Keller Graduate School of Management. “As a result of our commitment to quality higher education, we continue to offer outstanding career outcomes. In 2012, 90 percent of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation.*”
Information about ABET accredited programs at DeVry University will be listed in the forthcoming ABET Accreditation Yearbook and at abet.org. For more information about DeVry University’s engineering technology programs, visit DeVry.edu.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 55,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.