Degree Accreditation Information

NMSU Accrediation

HLC Accrediation Logo NMSU Accrediation is via the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. Telephone: 800-621-7440. . Accreditation is a process that evaluates the quality of an institution’s academic programs, operations, and support services and provides a road map for improvement. Accreditation is required for an institution to receive federal funds for student financial aid and research. In the United States, the accreditation process is organized through regional accrediting commissions and member institutions. NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

A Land-Grant Institution

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The designation as New Mexico’s land-grant university under the Morrill Act has shaped NMSU since the late 1880s. NMSU has been dedicated to New Mexico’s diverse population for more than a century, transforming lives through three main pursuits: teaching, research and public service.

ETSE is proud to offer ABET Inc. accredited programs!

Engineering Technology Accreditation

ABET TAC

The Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Information Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

 

Surveying Engineering Accreditation

ABET EACThe Surveying Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

 

What does it mean to be an ABET Inc. accredited program?

ABET Inc. accreditation means quality.

ABET Inc. accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession. The quality standards accreditation requires are set by the ABET Inc. professions themselves. This is made possible by the collaborative efforts of many different professional and technical societies. These societies and their members work together through ABET Inc. to develop the standards, and they provide the professionals who evaluate the programs to make sure they meet those standards.

Accreditation is important to our constituents.

  • Our students are ready to practice as soon as they graduate.
  • Our local employers can count on our program graduates to meet their needs.
  • The parents of our students can be proud of the education their sons and daughters receive and confident that their time and money were well spent.
  • Our state licensure, certification, and registration boards know our graduates are prepared to enter the profession.
  • The postgraduate institutions to which our students apply recognize our program for producing graduates with the skills and attributes required by the profession.
  • Our institution supports our program and provides the resources needed to sustain it.

We are proud that we are accredited. You should be too!

ABET Inc. accreditation is a significant achievement. We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the quality standards set by the profession. And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET Inc. accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the quality of our program – both now and in the future. When you choose an accredited program, you are choosing wisely. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. Be proud to choose an ABET Inc.-accredited program. Whether you study applied science, computing, engineering, or technology, ABET Inc. accreditation is an important indicator of your program’s commitment to quality and may be a key to your professional future.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.