AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States (MSCHE). Institutional accreditation status is granted by MSCHE for a period of ten years, with a mid-way periodic review. AUC's most recent reaccreditation was granted by the commission of MSCHE on June 26, 2008. The accreditation status was reaffirmed subsequent to AUC's institutional self-study, a visit by a team of peers from Middle States and consideration by the board of MSCHE. AUC is up for institutional re-accreditation by MSCHE. AUC's institutional self-study report was submitted to the commission in the fall of 2017 and the visit of the MSCHE team took place in March 2018. In Egypt, AUC operates within the framework of the 1975 Protocol with the Egyptian government, which in turn is based on the 1962 Cultural Relations Agreement between the Egyptian and the U.S. governments. In the United States, AUC is licensed to grant degrees and is incorporated in the state of Delaware.
In April 2011, AUC became the first university in Egypt to be accredited at the institutional level by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE), a government body formed in 2007 with the purpose of establishing quality standards for Egypt's educational institutions. While AUC is to undergo the process of reaffirming its NAQAAE accreditation, AUC was requested by NAQAAE to wait until the release of its new accreditation standards which will be applied to all Higher Education institutions in Egypt including AUC. For the past months, NAQAAE has been conducting an extensive and substantial review of its standards and the last communication that AUC received from NAQAAE was a survey soliciting feedback on possible standards. Once NAQAAE puts its new standards into effect, AUC’s already formed accreditation steering committee will initiate the process towards reaffirmation of its accreditation.
Supreme Council of Universities
The current Petroleum Engineering program received the Supreme Council of Universities reaccreditation in 2016 and the accreditation is valid until the end of the academic year 2020/2021.
The program submitted the Self-Study Report for ABET accreditation in June 2018. The undergraduate program in Petroleum and Energy Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET