ABET not approved by USDOE

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by jfls42, May 4, 2006.

  1. jfls42

    jfls42 New Member

  2. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    That's correct they are no longer required such recognition.

    ABET is recognized by CHEA and that is sufficient.
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The reason is, DOE concerns itself with student financial aid eligibility.

    ABET accredits programs at R/A schools ONLY. Every student in an ABET program is, therefore, eligible for federal financial aid. There are no ABET "free standing" engineering schools.


    The American Bar Association, in contrast, approves "free standing" law schools that are not regionally accredited. And the Department of Education actually says that ABA approval establishes Title IV eligibility ONLY for "freestanding" law schools. University affilitated law schools rely upon their regional accreditation.

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