Bard Early Colleges

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Olga Carmona

Olga Carmona '03

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Evaluating Equity and Excellence

What makes BHSEC schools so successful? Click here to view our biefing 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

A high-quality model that works

An Excellent Education

Cost Savings

By allowing students to take college courses free of charge while completing high school, 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.

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.

Cost Savings