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The Importance of Accreditation

Earning a degree from an ABET-accredited program:

  • graduate certificateVerifies that the quality of the educational experience you’ve received meets the standards of the profession.
  • Increases and enhances employment opportunities.
  • Establishes eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.

An ABET-accredited program assures prospective students that:

  • The institution is committed to improving their educational experience.
  • The program is committed to using best practices and innovation in education.
  • The program is guided by its industry, government, and academic constituents through formal feedback.
  • The program considers the students’ perspective as part of its continuous quality improvement process.

To learn more about why your degree should come from an accredited program, visit http://www.abet.org/accreditation-matters-students/.

Special note for students pursuing the Patent Bar: To be admitted to the exam, you must earn your computer science degree from an accredited program.

Computing Career Information

It’s an exciting time to begin a computing career! Our member organizations have lots of information to help you get started:

http://computingcareers.acm.org/

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/studentactivities/career

Additional Sites for Career Information:

Just for High School Girls: http://dotdiva.org/

Find a Mentor: http://www.mentornet.net/

Learn to Code: https://code.org/

Computer and Software Engineering: http://www.engineergirl.org/what_engineers_do/Hottopics/computers.aspx

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