Accreditations and Accolades

Accreditations and Accolades


University Committee on Accreditation and Assessment

The University Committee on Accreditation & Assessment (UCAA) provides critical assessment leadership to the university and is responsible for establishing and supporting a process of institution-wide continual self-evaluation and improvement. The committee oversees and assists academic and administrative units in conducting ongoing assessment activities with the goal of improving retention and graduation, student learning, student development, and university services/operations. It operates transparently and engages stakeholders from across the institution. The UCAA has the following charge:

  • Define and lead the implementation of university institutional effectiveness assessment policies and procedures;
  • Oversee and review the adequacy and timeliness of academic program reviews and unit assessment results;
  • Provide a comprehensive annual report to the President documenting strengths and weaknesses of the university’s overall effort in assessment and institutional effectiveness;
  • Provide guidance to the President and the Cabinet on ways to effectively link assessment of University Learning Outcomes and the co-op experience to planning and budgeting.

The 17-member UCAA committee is chaired by Dr. Kathryn Svinarich who can be reached at 810-762-7471 or

Institutional Accreditation

Kettering University has been accredited since 1962 by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

Engineering Accreditation

 Our electrical, industrial, mechanical, chemical, and computer engineering programs and our engineering physics program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Business Program Accreditation

The management program was accredited in 1995 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213,


  • Named 19th nationally and No. 1 in the Midwest and in Michigan in return on investment (ROI), according to’s 2017 College ROI Report
  • Ranked among the best educational values in Michigan by SmartAsset
  • 59th nationally in The Economist’s 2015 College Rankings.
  • 15th nationally and the Mechanical Engineering program ranked seventh nationally among all non-Ph.D.-granting engineering programs in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition. Kettering was also ranked 23rd among all universities in the Midwest
  • 10th in a 2015 CNN Money article ranking the top 10 private universities in the country for return on investment
  • 2015 ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation by the Princeton Review
  • No. 164 on Business Insider’s 2015 list of the ‘600 Smartest Colleges in America’ list