Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Bard College, 502 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
Below You'll Find:
What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Bard and for how long. An on-time graduation rate is considered to be two or four years, unlike the "overall" graduation rate that can vary four to six years, depending on the degree.
Pay attention to the on-time graduation rates if you're planning on completing your degree in four years. They can also be used to understand exactly how much you'll be paying for college, as prolonging a graduation means paying more for your degree.
Retention Rates at Bard College
With 85.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Bard College has freshman retention rates above the national average of 71.2%.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
Bard Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Bard.
Out of the 2,042 undergraduate students at Bard College, 456 (about 22%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bard College may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Bard College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 68.7% and the overall rate of 78.3% rank Bard College among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bard College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 87.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 9.3% lower than that. Therefore, Bard College is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
21.7% of students at Bard College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?