HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2019 – High Point University’s Webb School of Engineering has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to begin implementing degrees in computer and electrical engineering.
SACS is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
The Webb School of Engineering was established in August 2018. Since 2005, under the leadership of HPU President Nido Qubein, six new academic schools have been established at HPU, bringing the number of academic schools on campus to 10.
In addition to the new degrees in computer and electrical engineering, students can enroll and major in computer science with three concentrations within the degree: cybersecurity, software and systems, and visual computing.
“SACS’ approval gives HPU the ability to officially enroll students beginning this fall,” says Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU provost. “Curricula have been developed, faculty have been hired, and space in Couch Hall is being prepared. These programs will be high quality and will meet the demand for a growing need for engineers.”
The programs are being designed to meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, a signature accreditation for engineering programs. Three full-time faculty in engineering have been hired to start in the fall.
The school honors Mark and Jerri Webb, successful business owners and strong HPU advocates. The Webbs, who have been generous donors to HPU in the past through a gift to the Webb Conference Center, committed an additional major gift in support of the School of Engineering. Mark is an HPU alumnus and a member of the Board of Trustees.