Institute Accreditation
The Air Force Institute of Technology has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1960.  AFIT participates through the Open Pathway reaffirmation of accreditation process, and last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2020-2021 academic year in which its regional accreditation was reaffirmed.  AFIT's next comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for the 2030-2031 academic year. Please see our statement of accreditation status page on the HLC web site for more information.

HLC contact information:
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Commercial: (800) 621-7440
Visit the HLC website


Program Accreditation:  ABET
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization which accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.  It is recognized as a worldwide leader in assuring quality in educational programs and assures that academic programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

The academic programs accredited by ABET in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management are listed below.  The abbreviation “EAC” means the Engineering Accreditation Commission and “ANSAC” means the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission.

Department Program Accreditor Degree Level Initial Accreditation
Aeronautics & Astronautics Aeronautical Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1964
Aeronautics & Astronautics Astronautical Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1964
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1985
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1975
Engineering Physics Nuclear Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1964
Systems Engineering & Management Engineering Management EAC of ABET MS 2002
Systems Engineering & Management Systems Engineering EAC of ABET MS 1975

ABET contact information:

415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone (410) 347-7700
Visit the ABET website

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Air Force Institute of Technology
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