About LAU

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

LAU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. NECHE is the regional accrediting association in the United States developing and regularly reviewing standards for educational institutions of all levels. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, NECHE accredits 241 colleges and universities in the six-state New England region as well as 11 institutions overseas.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org

LAU was granted initial accreditation for a five-year period following a site visit in November 2009. In 2014, LAU underwent a comprehensive evaluation and was re-accredited for a ten-year period. The stages LAU has completed since starting the first rigorous process in fall 2005 have demonstrated the university’s commitment to academic quality.

Read LAU Self-Study 2014 (PDF)

Program Accreditation

Doctor of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is a full member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Currently, the Doctor of Pharmacy program at LAU is the only one outside the United States of America that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The initial accreditation review took place in 2002, when full accreditation was granted. Hence, Pharm.D. graduates are eligible for licensure as pharmacists in most U.S. states and provinces.

Bachelor of Engineering Programs

The B.E. in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.E. in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.E. in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.E. in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.E. in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

In addition, the B.E. in Civil Engineering, B.E. in Computer Engineering, B.E. in Electrical Engineering, B.E. in Industrial Engineering and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Federation of Arab Engineers.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

LAU’s B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Adnan Kassar School of Business

LAU has earned accreditation for its Adnan Kassar School of Business. Its undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The programs are: B.S. in Business Studies, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Bachelor of Architecture

The Bachelor of Architecture degree at LAU is officially recognized by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication, thus allowing our graduates to practice in France and the European Union. In addition, the Bachelor of Architecture program is in process of being reviewed for accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) which accredits all architecture programs in the United States.