AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States (MSCHE /“Middle States”).
Accreditation is a mark of excellence indicating the endorsement by peer reviewers. Accreditation is of utmost importance to universities, especially in a global context where prospective students, faculty and employers view it as a first measure of academic excellence and institutional quality.
Institutional accreditation status is granted by Middle States for a period of ten years, with a mid-way periodic review. AUC's
most recent reaccreditation was granted by the Commission of MSCHE on
June 26, 2008. The accreditation status was reaffirmed subsequent to
AUC's institutional self-study; a visit by a team of peers from Middle
States and consideration by the board of MSCHE.
The adherent self-study process, which involves participants from all units of the institution and focuses on all areas of activities and services, is an opportunity to focus attention on where the university stands in terms of achieving its goals and standards, and focus efforts on areas that need enhancement and changes, as well as defining new challenges, in academic endeavors and in organizational matters.
The synergistic benefits of involving stakeholders in the long range plan, outcomes assessment and re-accreditation self-studies are many, among them: fostering coherence in addressing new developments and forging a more “organic community” that is working towards a common future.
In Egypt, AUC operates within the framework of a 1975 protocol with the Egyptian government which in turn is based on a 1962 cultural relations agreement between the Egyptian and the U.S. governments. In the United States of America, AUC is licensed to grant degrees and is incorporated by the State of Delaware.
AUC is governed by a board of trustees and is administered by a chief executive officer appointed by this board.
AUC's Accreditation by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education
April 28, 2011, AUC became the first University in Egypt to be
accredited by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and
Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE). NAQAAE is a government body formed
in 2007 with the purpose of establishing quality standards for Egypt's
For more information on NAQAAE, the accreditation process and the accreditation visit, visit the official NAQAAE accreditation Web site.
AUC's Accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Comission of ABET
The computer science progrm is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The SSE construction engineering, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21201-4012; tel (410) 347-7700); www.abet.org). ABET-accredited programs are recognized worldwide. Graduates of ABET-accredited engineering programs are eligible to
register as professional engineers in many countries around the world,
including the United States, Canada and Australia, after passing the
required examinations. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).
AUC's Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
School of Business is the first in Egypt and North Africa to be awarded
accreditation of its business programs from the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The AACSB
accreditation is considered the highest standard of achievement for
business schools. There are about 45,000 business schools worldwide, and
only 540 schools outside of the United States are accredited by AACSB.
Reaccreditation January 17, 2008
Self Study for Periodic Review, 2003