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Accreditation


ACCE provides the public information on all accredited and candidate programs through links to their respective home pages.

Click here for a printable version of a list of our programs


Accreditation Actions by Board of Trustees

The American Council for Construction Education meets biannually to review Construction Management Degrees at an Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degree level for Compliance with the current ACCE Accreditation Standards.                                                          

Mid Year Meeting 2014   

At ACCE's Annual Meeting in February 2014, the following actions were taken:                                           

Renewal of Accreditation for six (6) years:

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                     

InstitutionDegree LevelNext Review
Alfred State CollegeBaccalaureateFall 2019
California State University, Fresno                    BaccalaureateFall 2019
Florida International UniversityBaccalaureateFall 2019
North Carolina A&T State UniversityBaccalaureateFall 2019
University of Nebraska, LincolnBaccalaureate            Fall 2019

                                                                                                                                                                 

Renewal of Accreditation for three (3) years:

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                     

InstitutionDegree LevelNext Review
State Fair Community College                          Associate                    Fall 2016        

                                                                                                                                                                

Initial Accreditation for five (5) years:

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                     

InstitutionDegree LevelNext Review
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities               Baccalaureate              Fall 2018        

   

Annual Meeting 2014                                                                                        

At ACCE's Annual Meeting in July 2014, the following actions were taken:                                                 

Renewal of Accreditation for six (6) years:  

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                    

InstitutionDegree LevelNext Review
Auburn UniversityBaccalaureateSpring 2020
California Polytechnic State University             Baccalaureate            Spring 2020
University of Maryland, Eastern ShoreBaccalaureateSpring 2020  
University of North FloridaBaccalaureateSpring 2020
University of Nevada, Las VegasBaccalaureateSpring 2020
Western Carolina UniversityBaccalaureateSpring 2020

                                                                                                                                                                 

Initial Accreditation for five (5) years:

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                       

InstitutionDegree LevelNext Review
Lamar UniversityBaccalaureateSpring 2019
Southern Polytechnic State UniversityMastersSpring 2019
The University of Texas at San Antonio          Baccalaureate             Spring 2019

                                                                                                                                                                 

Extension of Accreditation for three (3) additional years:

Please click on the next review date to see the Board Action letter to the program.                     

InstitutionDegree LevelInitial AccreditationNext Review
Louisiana State University               Baccalaureate       Fall 2010Spring 2017

                                                                                                                                                                 

          

What is Accreditation?

The primary goal of ACCE is to promote and improve construction education in colleges and universities. By working together through ACCE, people representative of the total construction community and the public at large, construction educators and constructors, establish and maintain standards and criteria for accreditation, provide guidance to those programs seeking to achieve accredited status, and carry out the accreditation process.What is Accreditation

Value of Accreditation

ACCE accreditation serves the interests of:

students -- by helping them identify institutions and programs that offer quality education in construction education,

the construction industry -- by enabling employers to identify persons who have the potential for making lasting contributions to the construction industry and their profession, and

owners/users of constructed facilities and the public at large -- by raising the professional caliber of constructors and thus the quality of the construction for which they assume responsibility.

Specifically, accreditation of a construction education program by ACCE assures

a) students and prospective employers that the program has met stringent industry standards of content and quality;

b) that program graduates have been provided a quality education enabling them to perform a broad range of professional responsibilities; and

c) the construction industry and students that the program performs periodic self-evaluations to keep current with emerging technologies and requirements of the construction industry.

Accreditation by ACCE assists an institution and its construction education program in maintaining contact with other programs and practicing construction professionals, and enables the program to

a) keep current with emerging technologies in the field;

b) increase awareness of current courses, facilities, and services provided by other accredited programs;

c) improve instructional techniques; and

d) access construction industry contacts nationwide.

Other links for further information on the value of accreditation:

http://www.chea.org/degreemills/default.htm

http://www.aspa-usa.org/content/about-accreditation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zBdyBNwwmo&feature=youtu.be


Accredited Programs

To access specific programs, please click the appropriate link below:

Accredited Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Accredited Associate Degree Programs

  • Transferability Information

Masters Degree Programs


Candidate Programs

The institutions where candidate programs are offered have all indicated their desire to work toward ACCE accreditation. However, these programs, in various stages of the accreditation process, have not yet been evaluated for compliance with ACCE's standards and criteria. Candidate programs with contact information and links to their home pages can be found on the program link above with a separate map and listing below the Accredited Programs.