Bard College

Bard Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does Bard College Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at Bard College reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. In this Bard cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does Bard Charge for Tuition?

$57,968 In-State Tuition & Fees
$57,968 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Bard College for undergraduates was $57,968 a year in 2020-2021. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition Fees Total
Tuition & Fees $57,498 $470 $57,968

Bard College tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Bard College cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Bard Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. Bard College is fairly expensive when compared to other schools across the United States. It's yearly out-of-state tuition and fees costs for undergrads is $57,968. Note that Bard does not give any in-state discounts.

If you want to know how Bard compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

Nationwide Middle Atlantic New York
Tuition & Fees Expensive Expensive Expensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Bard College Financial Aid.

Bard Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.99% Tuition Increase
0.83% Fee Increase
$248,367 Est. 4-Year Cost

Over the past five years, Bard tuition and fees has grown by a rate of 1.98% annually. Tuition grew by 1.99%, and fees grew by 0.83%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $60,281 if the growth rate continues.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at Bard to be $121,754, and $248,367 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Bard.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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