Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University is officially recognized as a private university by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft) in accordance with sec. 123 para. 1 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Berlin [Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG].

Program accreditation for the BA program in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought was successfully granted by the accreditation agency ACQUIN in Fall 2013. Two years later, the BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought received accreditation from ACQUIN. 

Bard College is accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA) and awards a BA degree to students completing Bard College Berlin’s BA program in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought or BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought under authority granted by the New York State Board of Education