Bard College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,566
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,484
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.22%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57%
4,969 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,465
84.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
73.6%
412 Graduates

About

Bard College is a higher education institution located in Dutchess County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bard College were General Social Sciences (157 degrees awarded), General Fine Studio Arts (146 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (82 degrees).

In 2020, 683 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bard College. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (303 degrees), 2.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bard College is $55,566, which is $27,166 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bard College is $55,566, which is $27,166 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,484.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Bard College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,566
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bard College was $55,566. The cost of tuition at Bard College is $27,166 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,484
2020 Value
7.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,484. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bard College grew by 7.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,938
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bard College was of $13,938 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 1.41% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Bard College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.8% with respect to 2019, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.22%
2018 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bard College was 2.22%, which represents 12 out of the 540 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bard College received 4,969 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.16% annual growth. Out of those 4,969 applicants, 2,830 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57% acceptance rate.

There were 2,465 students enrolled at Bard College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bard College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,830
Accepted Out of 4,969

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bard College was 57% (2,830 admissions from 4,969 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.16%, while admissions declined by −11%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bard College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bard College has a total enrollment of 2,465 students. The full-time enrollment at Bard College is 2,094 students and the part-time enrollment is 371. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Bard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.78% Black or African American, 5.4% Two or More Races, 3.69% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,465 students. The full-time enrollment at Bard College is 2,094 and the part-time enrollment is 371. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at Bard College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bard College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bard College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,172
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    298
  3. Black or African American
    241

The enrolled student population at Bard College is 47.5% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.78% Black or African American, 5.4% Two or More Races, 3.69% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 174 students (7.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 105 more women than men received degrees from Bard College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bard College is white (303 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bard College is General Social Sciences (157 degrees awarded), followed by General Fine Studio Arts (146 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (82 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bard College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees awarded), English (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (166 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bard College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (386,140 people), Other managers (352,330 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (335,075 people), Postsecondary teachers (222,652 people), and Chief executives & legislators (145,661 people).

The most specialized majors at Bard College are Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees awarded), English (72 degrees), Social Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bard College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bard College are Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees awarded), English (72 degrees), Social Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bard College are Elementary & secondary schools (688,784 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (484,974 people), Legal services (321,786 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (265,103 people), and Computer Systems Design (259,615 people).

The most specialized majors at Bard College are Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees awarded), English (72 degrees), Social Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bard College.
Most Common
  1. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bard College was General Social Sciences with 157 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

289
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
394
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Bard College, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (394).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Bard College in General Social Sciences, which is 0.707 times less than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Bard College in General Fine Studio Arts, which is 1.98 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 66% of students graduating from Bard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bard College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.37% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    303 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    144 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bard College is white (303 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (144 degrees).

21.1% of degree recipients (144 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    184 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bard College is white female (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (119 degrees).

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Operations

Bard College has an endowment valued at nearly $134M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.9M (8.11%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Bard College had a total salary expenditure of $182M. Bard College employs 69 Associate professors, 69 Assistant professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Bard College are Male Professors (38), Male Assistant professors(38), and Male Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bard College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 128 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 107 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$134M
2020 Endowment
1.76%
decline from 2019

Bard College has an endowment valued at about $134M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bard College declined 1.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.25M - Federal
  2. $2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bard College received $3.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$86M
2020 Salaries
1.58%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bard College paid a median of $86M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($182M) and a 1.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.82% growth from 2018 and a 1.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.9M
Instructional Salaries
193
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bard College paid a total of $19.9M to 193 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
128 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bard College were Associate professor with 69 employees; Assistant professor with 69 employees; and Assistant professor with 53 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bard College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 128 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 107 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bard College was Male Professor with 38 employees, Male Assistant professor with 38 employees, and Male Associate professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bard College.

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