In 2007, NYIT became the first American university in Abu Dhabi licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. (It had previously secured operating approval from the Abu Dhabi Education Council.)
The programs in:
have all received initial accreditation by the Commission for Academics Accreditation (C.A.A.) of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (May 2015 update). Subsequently, in January 2015, NYIT’s programs in Interior Design (B.F.A) and Business Administration (B.S.B.A and M.B.A) received full C.A.A. accreditation.
In summary, NYIT-Abu Dhabi currently offers three bachelor's degrees, in Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering and Interior Design, and three master's degrees, in Business Administration, Instructional Technology, and Information Network and Computer Security.”
In the U.S., NYIT is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.