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Academics at Bard College - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Bard will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Bard this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 1,882 undergraduate students at Bard College is 364 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 9 to 1 which places Bard College among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Bard College , there are 9 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (56.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (100.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (56.0% ) are full-time.
The majority of the faculty (59.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

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Most Popular Majors

Bard College offers 8 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 8 majors within 6 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Bard College awarded 528 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
General Social Sciences0157157
Fine & Studio Arts0146146
Biological & Physical Science08282
English Literature (Other)07272
Liberal Arts General Studies55055

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