The American University of the Middle East received the Institutional accreditation from the Private Universities Council of Kuwait (PUC) in 2010.

The institutional accreditation is instrumental in AUM plans for future program accreditation. AUM has laid a strong foundation for the program accreditation by structuring the institute, degree curriculums and the systems as per the accreditation requirements.

AUM continues its plans and preparation towards the ABET accreditation for the College of Engineering and the AACSB accreditation for the College of Business.