United States Accreditation

CEU holds an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department. In the United States, CEU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, address: 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States, phone: (1 215) 662 5606). The CEU Status of Accreditation is available from the MSCHE website. You can find the latest CEU Self-Study Refort submitted to the MSCHE here.

In addition, all CEU degree programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. The list of all registered degree programs is available at

In Austria, CEU is authorized to operate all of its US degree programs by the decision of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) pursuant to para 27 section 1-4 of the Austria’s law on quality assurance in higher education.

Austrian Accreditation

Austria Accreditation SealIn Austria, CEU's Austrian entity Central European University Private University (CEU PU) is recognized as a private higher education institution, pursuant to section 7 of the Decree on Accreditation of Private Universities (PU-AkkVO). CEU PU is accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria, address: Franz-Klein-Gasse 5, 1190 Vienna., phone: +43 1 532 02 20-0).

Confirmation of legal status of "Central European University Private University."

In accordance with §10 of the Decree on the Accreditation of Private Universities, the following accreditation documents are published:

Click here to view the Provisional Statutes of Central European University - Private University (CEU PU).

Annual reports

In accordance with PrivH-JBVO 2021, CEU prepares annual reports to AQ Austria, covering significant developments in the most recent completed academic year. The annual reports are available below:

For information about KEE, CEU’s counterpart in Hungary, please see here: A Közép-európai Egyetemről | Central European University (