Multiple independent agencies accredit our programs, ensuring that we provide our students with a high quality education.

Accreditation signifies that we have met established standards for structure, function and performance. The accreditation certificate is the most visible result of the process. Its ultimate value lies in the ongoing self-analysis, peer review and participation in broader conversations about engineering education that it engenders.

Accrediting agencies verify that our school’s curriculum is current, rigorous and wide-ranging. They confirm that our facilities, research support, professional development and other resources prepare our students for lifelong learning and excellence in the engineering profession.

Association of American Universities

The University of Buffalo has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1989.

The AAU is a nonprofit association of 60 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities. It focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was reaccredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on June 26, 2014.

The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.


ABET is a non-profit and non-governmental accrediting agency for academic programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

The following degree programs offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET.