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 US 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.
Accreditation is a mark of excellence indicating endorsement by peer reviewers. It is of the utmost importance to universities, especially in a global context where prospective students, faculty members, and employers view it as a measure of academic excellence and institutional quality. The adherent self-study process, which involves participants from every unit of the institution and focuses on all activities and services, is an opportunity to examine where the University and its programs stand in terms of achieving institutional goals and standards, to focus efforts on areas that need enhancement and changes, and to define new challenges in academic endeavors and organizational matters.
As the premier English-language institution of higher learning in the Middle East, The American University in Cairo proudly maintains prestigious accreditation in both Egypt and the United States of America. AUC’s excellence is reflected in peer reviewers’ assessments in the accreditation process and highlights the University’s commitment to teaching and research of the highest caliber, by any measure.
Global Institutional Accreditation
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) one of the most esteemed accrediting agencies in the United States. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the MSCHE provides a thorough evaluation of universities based on rigorous standards of excellence. Accreditation by MSCHE signifies that AUC meets these standards, demonstrating our dedication to delivering a world-class education and the high quality of our academic programs, faculty expertise, student support services and institutional effectiveness.
National Institutional Accreditation
The American University in Cairo was the first University in Egypt to receive national accreditation fromNational Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education. NAQAAE is a government body created to establish quality standards for Egypt's best educational institutions in order to enhance the quality of education in Egypt.
Many of our various academic programs and schools hold additional specialized accreditations from prestigious organizations and professional bodies. These specialized accreditations validate the exceptional quality and relevance of our programs in science and engineering, business, and global affairs and public policy.
- Accredited programs and accrediting organizations (Full list)
- Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
- International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)