Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$56,036
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$37,484
On-campus Living Costs
$17,576
Off-campus Living Costs
$11,750
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,736
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,221

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Bard College are $56,036 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $56,036 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as The King's College and Hartwick College, tuition & fees of Bard College is relatively expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $43,027.
The average living cost of the school is $17,576 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $11,750.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Bard College are $56,036 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.48% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $37,484 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.08% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$49,226 $680$49,226 $680
2017$50,704 $680$50,704 $680
2018$52,226 $680$52,226 $680
2019$54,210 $470$54,210 $470
2020$55,566 $470$55,566 $470
2021$55,566 $470$55,566 $470

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $17,576 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $11,750.
The living cost at the school has increased by 2.86% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$14,118$1,750$10,000$1,750
2017$14,540$1,750$10,000$1,750
2018$15,066$1,590$10,000$1,750
2019$15,488$1,600$10,000$1,750
2020$15,876$1,700$10,000$1,750
2021$17,938$1,700$12,000$1,750

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,100 at Bard College. The books & supplies cost has increased by 10.00% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Bard College 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$950
2017$950
2018$1,000
2019$1,000
2020$1,100
2021$1,100

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Bard College is $1,736 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.84% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,221 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.09% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$1,538 $1,234
2017$1,585 $1,271
2018$1,635 $1,305
2019$1,688 $1,196
2020$1,736 $1,221
2021$1,736 $1,221

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart