ACU School of Information Technology and Computing receives national recognition

Posted September 01, 2015

Abilene Christian University’s bachelor’s degree programs in computer science-computing theory and information technology have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.   

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“We are excited to receive accreditation from ABET. This distinction affirms what we already know – that the students, faculty and programs within the School of Information Technology and Computing at ACU achieve the highest standards," said Dr. Brad Crisp, SITC director. "Our computer science program with the computing theory concentration is excellent preparation for those students choosing to go on to graduate school. And our information technology program is one of only two ABET accredited IT programs in Texas. The accreditation of these programs demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality education while encouraging our students to live out their faith in a world where technology is pervasive and influential.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support, and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently accredits almost 3,500 programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world. For more information about ACU’s degree programs in information technology and computing, visit

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