Accreditation and certifications

The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards. The computer science department's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The accreditation is based on both the computer science curriculum and the process management used within the department for assessment and improvement.

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Academic Year 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Number of Degrees 52 39 57 66 72 91 94 98 108
Fall Semester 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Enrollment Total 318 353 419 459 550 605 659 636

The BS program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org

National security certifications

Missouri S&T was among the first universities in the country to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). This prestigous national certification is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

The goal of the program is to proactively increase our understanding of robust IA technology, policy, and practices that will enable our nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA knowledge and practice.

Missouri S&T is recognized as a school with programs that integrate research activities into the curriculum and into the classroom setting. As an IA research center, Missouri S&T will have the opportunity to drill deeper into much needed solutions for securing critical information systems and networks. This certification will build closer ties with the NSA, DHS, and other federal agencies with insight into academic IA programs - and reach into industry - that can support advanced academic, research, and development capabilities. The certification also allows Missouri S&T to participate in government-academia researcher exchanges.

This certification adds to Missouri S&T’s certification as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

NSA certification good through 2024.

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