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ABET Accreditation & Data

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The School offers five degrees that provide students with the skills, knowledge, and understanding of information technology necessary for impacting tomorrow’s socio-technological culture.

Currently Accredited Engineering Programs

What is ABET Accreditation?

Accreditation is value. Reaching into our public, private, and professional lives, accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met certain standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions.

Accreditation Impacts:

  • Students
  • Programs and Institutions
  • Professionals in Business, Industry, and Government
  • Public

ABET is an integral part of each of these areas because it accredits over 4,005  applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs at more than 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries worldwide. Over 100,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year.


Student & Graduate Data

Program Enrollments (Fall 2019)

  • Computer Engineering: 60
  • Electrical Engineering: 106
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering: 18
  • Computer Science: 239
  • Mechanical Engineering: 285

Graduates (2018-2019)

  • Computer Engineering: 8
  • Electrical Engineering: 27
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering: 18
  • Computer Science: 31
  • Mechanical Engineering: 27

Consumer Information: State Approval Disclosures

According to the U.S. Department of Education, “State authorization is a longstanding requirement in the Higher Education Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which they are located as a condition for eligibility to receive Title IV Federal student aid.” States authorize institutions that are located within its borders, as well as institutions that are located elsewhere but offer educational activities within its borders. On October 17, 2014, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) approved Virginia as a member state to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Liberty University is an institutional participant in the NC-SARA initiative allowing Liberty University’s programs to be available to students who reside in 49 participating states. At present, California is the only U.S. state to have not yet joined NC-SARA.

Engineering does not require licensure to practice, however; Liberty University’s program prepares students for the FE exam; the first step in optional licensure

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally your first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

Requirements by State

 

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Ohio

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Rhode Island

South Carolina

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Tennessee

Texas

The Texas board does not require examinees to submit an application or an additional fee prior to registering with NCEES and scheduling an exam. Examinees may register for their exams by creating a MyNCEES account. Examinees will be provided one attempt per testing window and no more than three attempts in a 12-month period.

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Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico board does not require examinees to submit an application or an additional fee prior to registering with NCEES and scheduling an exam. Examinees may register for their exams by creating a MyNCEES account. Examinees will be provided one attempt per testing window and no more than three attempts in a 12-month period.

Guam

Northern Mariana Islands

Washington D.C.

U.S. Virgin Islands


Professional Licensing Boards

Institutions are required to meet program standards associated with professional licensing boards for states in which students are engaging in associated educational activities. The Office of State Approvals is dedicated to researching regulations, seeking and maintaining program approvals when required.