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Accreditation and Memberships

Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology. The commission requests they be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

The university is approved by the Office of Education of the U.S. Department of Education.

The university is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board and the American Society for Engineering Education.

The College of Engineering has nine programs accredited by ABET ( The undergraduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET are aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering and software engineering. The undergraduate computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The undergraduate programs in education approved by the State of Florida Department of Education are biology education, chemistry education, earth/space science education, mathematics education, middle grades general science education and physics education.

The undergraduate program in chemistry is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. Students may obtain ACS-certified degrees by following a prescribed curriculum.

The aeronautical science, aviation computer science and aviation management programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization, is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The graduate program in applied behavior analysis is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Business programs at Florida Institute of Technology are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The master of business administration–project management degree program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Florida Institute of Technology is certified to operate at off-campus sites in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Florida Institute of Technology programs at the Aberdeen site are approved by the Maryland State Higher Education Commission.

Florida Institute of Technology is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.