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Metropolitan State College is System One of Few In U.S. to Receive ABET Accreditation


Posted: September 5, 2007



(Denver, Colo.) — ´╗┐Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is one of a small number of such programs in the country to earn Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation.  The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only other institution in the western U.S. with ABET accreditation.

CIS joins the College’s other ABET-accredited programs – computer science and three engineering technology programs (civil, electrical and mechanical).

“It was a team effort,” said Professor Abel Moreno, Ph.D., and CIS department chair. “All 16 of the department’s full-time faculty participated in varying degrees.”

ABET is composed of four accreditation commissions: applied science, computer, engineering and technology. It began accrediting information systems programs in 2002-03. A year ago, only 20 of 1,000 or more programs in the country had earned ABET recognition.

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver

Metro State is a fully-accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 60,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu.

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