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Minneapolis—October 22, 2013—Walden University’s BS in Information Technology program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing its students with quality programs.

“We are very proud of this significant accomplishment, especially since our BS in Information Technology program is one of only a few online degree programs to receive ABET accreditation,” said Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of the School of Information Systems and Technology. “This accreditation further demonstrates the quality of our information systems and technology programs, support services, and the commitment of our faculty and staff to provide students with a quality education.”

ABET accreditation provides validation that the program meets recognized quality standards set by the information technology profession. The accreditation also provides assurance that graduates will be well prepared to enter and lead as practicing IT professionals, and it is seen as a recognition of education quality by employers, who actively recruit program graduates.

ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with approximately 2,200 volunteers, ABET has set the standards for higher education in its fields for 80 years. ABET is a recognized accreditor in the United States (U.S.) by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org.

The BS in Information Technology is one of a portfolio of program offerings in the School of Information Systems and Technology, including Doctor of Information Technology (DIT), MS in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management (MISM), BS in Computer Information Systems, and Graduate Certificate in Information Systems. For more information on information systems and technology degree programs, go to www.WaldenU.edu/sist.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 72 campus-based and online universities in 30 countries.

Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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