The list of approved universities, colleges and programs is developed to reflect the needs and interests of the government of the State of Kuwait, its educational institutions, and its students. This List is intended to be a guide for Kuwaiti Nationals seeking informations on U.S. institutions of higher learning.

This list is subject to periodic revisions to reflect factors such as changes in the needs and interests of Kuwait educators and institutions, as well as changes in accreditation of the U.S. institutuins.

All accrediting agencies represented on this list are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the American Council on Education. Click here for the list of Regional (Institutional) and Professional Accrediting Agencies.

This is a comprehensive list of approved programs and universities. It does not represent majors approved for Kuwait Government scholarships.

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UNIVERSITY SELECTION PROCESS

 

Universities, colleges, and the programs were identified using a selection of college guides and computer databases. Once the universities and programs were identified, a final selection of programs was made using the following criteria:

Undergraduate

  • All schools on the list are required to be institutionally accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies depending on their geographic location. Click here for the list of regional accrediting agencies.
  •  Professional accreditation is required for all fields subject to professional or specialized accreditation agencies. Click here for the list of specialized accrediting agencies.
  •  Where appropriate, the majors must be professionally accredited.
  •  For fields of study that are not subject to professional accreditation, it is required that the institution offers an advanced degree in the discipline being represented. Accordingly, a school is recommended for the bachelor’s degree if it offers the master’s degree and is recommended for the master’s degree if it offers the doctoral degree for each discipline listed. In addition, the school and program must have a strong academic reputation.
  •  The Cultural Division’s experience and history with the school was also considered.
  •  The following factors were also evaluated:
    •  Academic reputation of the institution
    •  Reputation/quality of the faculty
    •  Adequate facilities of the institution (classroom, libraries, laboratories, computer support)
  •  The list also utilizes the Quacquarelli Symonds (Q/S), Design Intelligence, and the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of programs, concentrating on the programs in the nationally ranked schools.
  •  The degree should be a full time regular program offered in the main campus. Enrollment in Satellite campuses is not allowed.
  •  The degree should not be offered through the Continuing Education department or similar administrative units with the university.
  •  The degree should be offered through traditional classroom attendance.  On-line, weekend, and other distance learning formats are not approved.
  •  The percentage of Kuwaiti students to the total student body is also taken into consideration.
  •  Institutions are required to have a minimum student enrollment according to the degree levels as follows:
    •  Bachelor’s degree: Full-time enrollment should at least be 2000+
    •  Bachelor’s/Master’s: Full-time enrollment should at least be 3000+
    • Through Ph.D.: Full-time enrollment should at least be 4000+

Graduate

  • If there is an accrediting agency for the major, the department or school must have accreditation at the first professional degree level. Top 25 U.S News and World Report programs will be considered if the program has opted out of professional accreditation for that particular program.
  • The program must be ranked according to the U.S. News and World report (ranking up to 200) in the subject and on the graduate level.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranking may be used to complement the U.S. New rankings, particularly for majors not ranked by US News.
  • For Master’s consideration, Doctorate level must be offered with the exception of professional degrees where Master’s is a terminal degree.
  • The doctorate program must be research/dissertation based and “a Doctorate Granting College” under the Carnegie Classification for the Advancement of Teaching. 
  • The admission requirements should include standard graduate admission tests such as GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogy, etc.
  • The degree should be a full time regular program offered on the main campus.  Enrollment in Satellite campuses is not allowed.
  • The degree should not be offered through the Continuing Education department or similar administrative units with the university.
  • The degree should be offered through traditional classroom attendance.  On-line, weekend or other distance learning formats are not approved. 
 

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