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Bard Early Colleges

The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges provide adolescents with a rigorous, credit-bearing, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades.

Bard Early Colleges by the Numbers

44%
44%

First-generation college students

68%
68%

Students eligible for Pell Grants

8
8

Bard Early Colleges across five states

Over 90%
Over 90%

Six-year BA degree graduation rate

2,818
2,818

AA degrees awarded since 2003

83%
83%

Associate’s degree attainment rate

97%
97%

High school graduation rate with at least one year of college credit

2,850
2,850

Total enrollment across seven campuses

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