Central European University has received formal notification from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that the University successfully retained its accreditation status as a US degree granting institution. The decision follows more than two years of self-study and an external review.
Led by President Ron Daniels of Johns Hopkins, a team of distinguished educators spent three days at CEU in January 2019 for an intensive study of the University. During this time, the team met with students, faculty and staff to review operations and policies. This included asking questions about the self-study document prepared in advance of the visit.
Following the visit, the evaluation team submitted their report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. At their June 2019 meeting, the Commission reaffirmed accreditation. Reaccreditation is granted until 2023.
"This is yet another measurement of CEU’s success in providing our students with an excellent educational experience,” noted President and Rector Michael Ignatieff. “I wish to express a heartfelt thank you to CEU’s hard working staff and students for their involvement in the self-study process and the Evaluation Team’s visit in January. Many people worked long hours to make sure that we demonstrated our compliance with Middle States requirements. Special appreciation is due to our Self-Study Steering Committee, chaired by Tamara Steger and Tanya Yarkova.”
Since the government of Hungary refuses to allow CEU to award US accredited degrees, these degrees will now be issued in Vienna. CEU retains its accreditation as a Hungarian degree granting institution.