About Macon State
Macon State's bachelor of science in information technology degree program has received continued full accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET), the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
"The IT faculty members have worked hard to construct a process for assessment and evaluation for continuous improvement of the IT program," said Dr. Alex Koohang, dean of the School of Information Technology. "This process has been praised by a number of colleagues around the globe. I am proud of our faculty, our school and our institution."
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.
One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.
In addition to providing colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve their programs, accreditation also helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared, and assists registration, licensure and certification boards in screening applicants.
ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by its more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with some 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org.
Learn more about Macon State's IT programs at www.maconstate.edu/it/.