Auburn’s Textile Program Receives ABET Accreditation

Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., has
announced that its Textile Engineering program has been accredited for six years by the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

This completed the accreditation process that was begun in 1992.

Auburn becomes the third textile engineering program to receive ABET accreditation, joining
N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

ABET accreditation is a non-governmental peer review process that ensures educational
quality in the United States. ABET currently accredits approximately 2,300 engineering, engineering
technology and engineering-related programs at more than 500 colleges and universities in the
United States.

ABET is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditations (CHEA) for its responsibility in these areas.

Non-U.S. educational institutions can also seek ABET accreditation.

March 2000