Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of Virginia's College at Wise

ABET Information

Accreditation is a process through which programs are certified to meet a certain level of quality. Non-governmental (at least in the US) peers review a program and assess that program for quality. This ensures that students who graduate from the program meet accepted criteria and receive a quality education.

ABET provides a specialized accreditation process through which programs volunteer to be assessed against specific criteria for engineering, computing, applied science, or technology.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science degree programs for Computer Science and Software Engineering are accredited through 2016. The renewal process begins with a self study performed during the 2014-2015 school year.

Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation is important because many employers use ABET as a filter when making hiring decisions. Many employers REQUIRE employees to have degrees from ABET accredited programs. See http://www.abet.org/why_choose.shtml for examples.

Our programs have met the quality requirements of ABET and we want our graduates to be recognized for those abilities.

The following links contain information about our ABET accreditation process and our Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.

Accredited by ABET Engineering accreditation commission Accredited by ABET Computing 
accreditation commission Program Educational Objectives
Student Outcomes
Enrollment and Graduation Data

Here are our self study reports in PDF format:

Software Engineering - November 2009
Computer Science - November 2009