Kettering University has long been a leader in the preparation of technical and managerial leaders for industry and society and is a national leader in cooperative education as well. The Kettering plan of education is unique in that all students are required to participate in paid professional co-op work experience, alternating terms of full-time studies with terms of full-time co-op. Income from co-op is a significant resource to help pay college expenses.

Kettering University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). The Applied Physics program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET. The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. The business administration program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Students entering the program may complete most of the first two years of their Kettering University program at Pasco-Hernando State College and then attend Kettering for the final two-and-one-half years. While the Kettering program is designed for four-and-one-half years of full-time study, the total time to graduation may vary depending on the type and number of courses chosen by the student and the need for any prerequisite courses.

The latest Kettering University Curriculum Transfer Guide is posted on the Kettering University website.