Accreditation and Rewards

RIT Dubai and its individual degree programs are accredited and recognized by various highly respected national and international government ministries and institutions and academic accreditation bodies and publications.

UAE Accreditation

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs

RIT Dubai is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs for all of its bachelor's and master's programs.

Academic programs offered at RIT Dubai are the same as those taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT campus in Rochester, New York. Students can expect the same high-quality education and will earn the same degree as students studying at the RIT campus in Rochester, New York.

The degree you will earn from RIT Dubai is a fully recognized university degree from RIT New York and has the same value as a degree earned by studying there.

U.S. Accreditation

Chartered by the New York State Legislature and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rochester Institute of Technology is chartered by the New York state legislature and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Accredited by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the internationally recognized accreditor of engineering programs.

The undergraduate engineering program curricula (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering) at RIT Dubai are accredited by ABET and have been designed to be equivalent to the engineering programs in Rochester, NY.

Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) is the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Only about one-quarter of institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs (RIT New York, Dubai, and Croatia) are fully accredited by the AACSB who indicated that the Saunders College of Business is ‘undoubtedly one of the nation's leaders in bringing total quality principles to the university’. These principles emphasize customer satisfaction, work productivity through teaming, and product and service excellence.

Licensed by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

RIT Dubai is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai.

RIT Dubai is a proud partner of the National ICT Fund under the ‘Betha’ Scholarship program for Emirati students to study Bachelor and Master Programs. Emirati Nationals who meet program requirements are invited to apply for the Betha Scholarship for Bachelors in Computing Security, Computing & Information Technologies, and Electrical Engineering.

U.S. News and World Report Rankings

RIT is world recognized - view rankings and recognition on the New York Website

RIT New York’s reputation as one of the world’s top universities has been acknowledged by leading university guides, industry, and internationally respected publications.

For 30 years, RIT has been recognized for educational quality and value in U.S. News & World Report. RIT has consistently been listed among the top 10 regional universities since the magazine started its annual ranking of colleges in 1983.

RIT is currently in the:

  • List of the Top 100 universities.
  • 39th among top national universities in a national survey of ‘High School Counsellors Top College Picks’.
  • 61st among top engineering programs.
  • Ranked 43rd among best value schools: ‘Great Schools, Great Prices.
  • Saunders College of Business ranked 62nd nationally among the best programs for undergraduate business education.
  • Ranked among 20 universities recognized for excellent co-operative learning and internship programs.

Other Rankings

U.S. News and World Report 2023
54th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
58th Best Undergraduate Computer Sciences Programs 

Graduate Programs
9th Best Online MBA program
63 Best Engineering Graduate School

Value/ Return on Investment
37th Most trusted University in America
48th Best Value School U.S. News and World Report

Global Brands Magazine
2019- Best American University for Engineering in the UAE
2022- Best American University for Engineering in the UAE
BRAND AWARDS WINNERS 2022 - Global Brands Magazine

Website last updated: July 12, 2024