Graduation Rate
76.91%
Transfer-out Rate
13.81%
Retention Rate
85.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at Bard College is 76.91% last year which is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. 373 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 485 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) where the average graduation rate of the schools is 59.00%.
The transfer-out rate is 13.81% that is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The retention rate (full-time students) is 85% that is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at Bard College. 373 students have completed and 67 students have transferred out to other institutes. In addition, 6 students still enrolled and 39 students have left the school before completing their studies.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or Equivalent
Total (Candidates)485485
Completers373
(76.91%)
373
Transfer-out67
(13.81%)
67
Still Enrolled6
(1.24%)
6
No Longer Enrolled39
(8.04%)
39

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

The below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by completion time. The number in parenthesis denote the graduation rate for the corresponding students. The numbers and rate for the 125% and 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and graduate rate for that period. For example, 312 students have completed in 4 years and additional 51 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)312
(64.33%)
136
(59.65%)
176
(68.48%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)51
(10.52%)
28
(12.28%)
23
(8.95%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)10
(2.06%)
6
(2.63%)
4
(1.56%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total76.91% (373/485) 74.56% (170/228) 78.99% (203/257)
American Indian or Alaska Native100.00% (3/3) 100.00% (3/3) - (0/0)
Asian92.00% (23/25) 92.31% (12/13) 91.67% (11/12)
Black (Non-Hispanic)77.78% (28/36) 66.67% (10/15) 85.71% (18/21)
Hispanic50.00% (1/2) 100.00% (1/1) 0.00% (0/1)
White76.90% (243/316) 73.29% (107/146) 80.00% (136/170)
Unknown72.88% (43/59) 70.00% (21/30) 75.86% (22/29)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity