Accreditation historyThe college first received state recognition from 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) in 2011.
Program accreditation for the BA in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought was granted by the accreditation agency ACQUIN in Fall 2013. In 2015, 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 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.