Manhattan, NY

Founded 2001
637 Students
Local Partner: New York City Department of Education
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Queens, NY

Founded 2008
653 Students
Local Partner: New York City Department of Education
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Newark, NJ

Founded 2011
408 Students
Local Partner: Newark Board of Education
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New Orleans, LA

Founded 2011
114 Students
Local Partner: Louisiana Department of Education
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Cleveland, OH

Founded 2014
445 Students
Local Partner: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
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Baltimore, MD

Founded 2015
413 Students
Local Partner: Baltimore City Public Schools
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Hudson Valley, NY

Founded 2017
25 Students
Local Partner: New York State BOCES
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Washington, D.C.

Founded 2019
266 Students
Local Partner: District of Columbia Public Schools
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Our Network

Bard Early College is a multi-campus network of Bard College established to provide adolescents in American public school systems with the chance to go farther and faster than the status quo allows. Bard Early College serves approximately 3,300 students at nine degree-granting campuses and a growing number of partnership programs through which students can complete up to one year of college.

Our Impact



college students


Students eligible
for Pell Grants


Bard Early Colleges
across 5 states


Six-year BA degree
graduation rate


AA degrees awarded
since 2003


Associate’s degree
attainment rate


High school graduation rate with
at least one year of college credit



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