Statement of Accreditation Status

Central European University

  • CEO: Dr. Shalini Randeria, President and Rector
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Tatiana Yarkova
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1999
  • Accreditation Granted: 2004
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

51-55 Quellenstrasse
Vienna, Austria

(431) 252-3071

www.ceu.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the main campus at Nador Utca 9, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the implementation of this substantive change. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the additional location at Quellenstrasse 51-55, 1100 Vienna, Austria as the main campus within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the implementation of this substantive change. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • December 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change and request for expedited review of distance education as a temporary alternative delivery method. To allow the use of distance education through May 30, 2021 to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published August 21, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond May 30, 2021 will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete.
  • May 7, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published April 3, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The institution is responsible for adhering to all applicable regulations of the country in which the institution and its students are located. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of the assessment of the adequacy and efficient utilization of institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request.  To include the additional location at CEU-Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51-55, Vienna 1100 Austria within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of commencing operations.  The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location.  Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019. 
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. To remind the institution of the request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014, document evidence of (1) the further implementation and assessment of the 2012-2017 strategic plan and the linking of long-range planning to decision-making and budgeting processes (Standards 2 and 7); (2) the establishment and formal communication of measurable learning goals at the institutional and program levels for all CEU programs; (3) the use of direct measures of assessment to determine attainment of learning goals at the institutional and program levels; and (4) the use of assessment information to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    CEU-Budapest
    Nador Utca 9 H-1051 Budapest H - 1051
    Hungary
    Opened: 01/04/2021
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bard College
    30 CAMPUS ROAD ANNANDALE ON HUDSON
    New York, NY 12504

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