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.


  • Ranked No.1 among the Best Michigan Online MBA Degree Programs by MBA Central
  • Named as one of the Best Online Colleges in Michigan by
  • Named 19th nationally and No. 1 in the Midwest and in Michigan in return on investment (ROI), according to’s 2023 College ROI Report
  • Kettering University has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Online Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management in 2023 by
  • Ranked among the best educational values in Michigan by SmartAsset
  • In a study profiled in The Economist, Kettering University ranked fourth in the country in producing alumni who hold a patent
  • Kettering University’s Mechanical Engineering program was ranked sixth nationally by College Factual
  • Ranked first in the country in career preparation in a 2017 survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal
  • Kettering University received a 2018 ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation from the Princeton Review
  • No. 164 on Business Insider’s 2015 list of the ‘600 Smartest Colleges in America’ list
  • Ranked 15th nationally in non-Ph.D. engineering programs in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition
  • The Washington Monthly ranked Kettering fifth in the Midwest in its 2017 ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ college rankings