Evaluating Equity and Excellence

What makes BHSEC schools so successful? Click below to view our briefing on an independent research study by Metis Associates and the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). The document outlines the advantages New York City students receive by attending BHSEC schools.

An Excellent Education

In the Bard High School Early College Class of 2018, 83 percent of students completed the associate’s degree; 96 percent of students completed the high school diploma with at least one year of transferable college credit. Across the Bard Early College network of 2,850 students, over 40 percent of students are first-generation college students, over 60 percent are low income, and over 70 percent are students of color.

Cost Savings

The Bard Early Colleges leverage both public and private resources to provide two years of college at a much lower cost than at traditional colleges and universities. By allowing students to take college courses free of charge while completing high school, the Bard Early Colleges save students and governments thousands of dollars.

  • Bard’s early colleges can save up to approximately $27,200 for students at public colleges and $72,600 for students at private colleges by reducing the time needed to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Bard’s early colleges save money for government, by decreasing required schooling, reducing remedial education costs, and increasing graduation rates among students.