As part of its continual quest for improvement and quality assurance, Al Akhawayn University has been pursuing various levels of programmatic and institutional accreditation for several years.
In December 2009, the Language Center was accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). In 2010, the School of Business Administration was accredited by the European Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) for its Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 2011, the School of Science and Engineering had its Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
For its institutional accreditation, Al Akhawayn started working with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 2009. In December 2010, the university was granted the status of “eligible.” In November 2012, the university was declared a “candidate” for accreditation by NEASC. This pre-accreditation status indicates the university has met the criteria set by the commission for an institution to proceed toward accreditation. Al Akhawayn University is currently working toward becoming “fully accredited,” the third and last stage in the process.