The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

ABET Accreditation

Accredited-CAC-Web.jpgThe Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science at LAU is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.  ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations.  The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.

One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided.  As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.


Enrollment Trends in the Computer Science Program

Enrollment Trends
B.S. in Computer Science
  Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012

Fall 2013 

Fall 2014
Beirut Campus 134 137 152 147 130 154
% Change  - 2% 11% -3% -12% 18%
Byblos Campus 39 40 37 52 55 59
% Change - 3% -8% 41% 6% 7%
University Total 173 177 189 199 185 213
% Change - 2% 7% 5% -7% 15%

Enrollment in the B.S. in Computer Science program has been increasing since Fall 2010 with a 15% increase in Fall 2014.   

Degrees Granted
B.S. in Computer Science
 

AY*2009-10

AY 2010-11 AY 2011-12 AY 2012-13 AY 2013-14
Beirut Campus 31 17 22 27 29
% Change  - -45% 29% 23% 7%
Byblos Campus 6 7 5 11 4
% Change - 17% -29% 120% -64%
University Total 37 24 27 38 33
% Change - -35% 13% 41% -13%

*AY refers to degrees conferred between July 1 and June 30 of an academic year, i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall and Spring terms. 


In addition to providing colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve their programs, accreditation also helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared, and is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.

ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by its more than 25 professional and technical member societies.  An internationally respected organization with some 1,500 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 75 years.  More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at http://www.abet.org

  


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