Marshall University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) holds accreditations from the Applied Science Commission, the Engineering Accreditation Commission, and the Computing Accreditation Commission of the ABET.
At ABET, our approach, the standards we set and the quality we guarantee, inspires confidence in those who aim to build a better world — one that is safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more sustainable.
We accredit college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.
With ABET accreditation, students, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.
We began as the educational standard against which professional engineers in the United States were held for licensure. Today, after more than 80 years, our standards continue to play this fundamental role and have become the basis of quality for STEM disciplines all over the world.
Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, our criteria focus on what students experience and learn. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.
Our more than 2,200 experts come from industry, academia and government. They give their time and effort supporting quality assurance activities around the world by serving as Program Evaluators, commissioners, board members and advisors.
For more information, please visit Marshall University's Accreditation page.
The University Library system consists of the John Deaver Drinko Library, the James E. Morrow Library, the Health Science Library at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, and the MU South Charleston Campus Library. Together, the University Libraries’ holdings support teaching and research needs with over two million volumes (including Government Documents, microforms, and audiovisual materials) and access to a variety of periodical titles. Students have print and electronic books, periodicals, documents, primary source documents and archives, CD-ROMS, video cassettes/DVDs, sound recordings, electronic journals, online reference materials, and original MU students and faculty scholarly publications at their disposal 24 hours per day.
For more information, view the 2020 Library Services Overview (PDF).
The Marshall University Library system is a current member of the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA's division Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). These memberships allow us to share resources and participate in various networks that support functions such as cataloging, interlibrary loan, publishing, indexing, and acquisitions. A dynamic interlibrary loan and document delivery program provides materials from other libraries in electronic or print form, often in a matter of days. Access to an innovative e-book loan program through a robust academic library consortium, courier services, and rapid ILL services enhance turnaround time and overcome geographical limitations. Furthermore, the Marshall University Library system benefits from and contributes to additional interlibrary loan partnerships via the Interlibrary Delivery Service of PA. Their purpose "is to provide a cost effective efficient delivery service linking all types of libraries to support timely resource sharing throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As an incorporated not-for-profit membership organization, IDS is supported by a state/local partnership which includes a state subsidy and local dues. Through IDS, member libraries share print and non-print library resources to meet the information needs of end users. Currently, IDS membership includes 409 libraries which comprise the service area of the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania. This total includes 181 Full Member libraries and 228 sites which are Affiliates of Full Member ("Parent") libraries" (http://www.idspa.org/). The Marshall University Libraries are also members of PALCI, which is a group of academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & West Virginia. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow materials directly from member libraries; delivery occurs within 3-5 business days. Lastly, the Marshall University Libraries participate in RapidILL, a unique resource-sharing system that was designed by Interlibrary Loan staff for Interlibrary Loan staff, for the borrowing and lending of articles, book chapters, and books with less than 24-hour turnaround time, 94% or better fill rate, innovative delivery options, and outstanding service to library users.