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.

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

In Austria, CEU is recognized as a private higher education institution, pursuant to section 7 of the Decree on Accreditation of Private Universities (PU-AkkVO). Central European University Private University (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).

AQ Austria is a quality assurance agency that is recognized in Austria and internationally and operates in several countries. It is based on the values of public responsibility for quality in higher education; academic freedom; autonomy of higher education institutions; and scientific integrity.

CEU PU submitted an application that documented the fulfillment of the accreditation criteria. After AQ Austria reviewed the application for formal correctness and completeness, it appointed reviewers to examine the university and 6 initial study programs. For this purpose, the agency carried out an on-site visit, during which a panel of experts met with representatives of CEU PU to discuss the fulfillment of the accreditation requirements, the quality of the university and the degree programs. The panel’s report (together with a statement from CEU PU) formed the basis for the accreditation decision by the board of AQ Austria.

Hungarian Accreditation

In Hungary, CEU is recognized as a private higher education institution. KEE is accredited by  the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

With its official Decision Nr. 2018/2/VI/3, the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) re-accredited the Közép-európai Egyetem (KEE) on February 27, 2018.

The fully accredited status of KEE is valid until December 31, 2022.

Through its institutional accreditation procedure, the HAC evaluated the education, research and development activities, the organizational structure and operational proceedings of KEE, assessed the university’s human-, financial- and infrastructural resources, and its quality assurance policies, quality management based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015).

The resolution (in Hungarian) and the evaluation report (in English) of HAC on the institutional accreditation of KEE is public and available on HAC’s website at: