Accreditation and Reaccreditation

​​​​​​​​​​​​American University of Beirut Accreditation​

The Office of the Provost serves as a liaison between the university and the Education Department of the State of New York and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, coordinating and facilitating the respective processes for registering degree programs and maintaining institutional accreditation.

Accreditation is a voluntary process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of a university, faculty, or program, confirming that it is worthy of public confidence. Accreditation affirms that AUB as an institution, as well as specific programs, meet or exceed international standards.

On June 27, 2019, the commission reaffirmed the University’s accreditation. 

AUB’s Educational Charter and Degree Registration

​The American University of Beirut (AUB) operates under a charter granted by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) ​ in 1863, which registers the university’s degree programs. AUB degrees are also recognized by the Lebanese government through the equivalence committees of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.​

Institutional Accreditation

AUB is accredited as an institution by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. MSCHE accreditation is an expression of confidence in AUB's mission, goals, resources, and performance based upon periodic internal and external assessment. The university was first accredited in June 2004, and this accreditation was reaffirmed in 2009 and 2014. A monitoring report was submitted on April 1, 2016, documenting the actions AUB took to address MSCHE recommendations. On June 23, 2016, MSCHE accepted the monitoring report and scheduled the next evaluation visit for 2018-19. 
AUB’s full and updated Statement of Accreditation Status​​​ is maintained on MSCHE’s website​.​

Accreditation of Programs and Schools

Six of AUB’s faculties/schools have earned accreditation from relevant accrediting bodies for their programs. In many cases, these are the first or the only ones of their kind outside of the United States to have programs accredited by US agencies.
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