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IPEDS ID: 167792
OPE ID: 00964500
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Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702
General information:  (413) 644-4400
Website:  www.simons-rock.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  329 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty4622
Instructional4622
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$45,125$46,713$48,551$50,2093.4%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,260$12,690$13,198$13,6603.5%
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,000$12,690$13,198$13,6603.5%
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$59,385$61,403$63,749$65,8693.3%
Off Campus$59,125$61,403$63,749$65,8693.3%
Off Campus with Family$47,125$48,713$50,551$52,2093.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid110691%————
Grant or scholarship aid10691%$2,703,814$25,508
Federal grants2421%$116,314$4,846
Pell grants2421%$98,814$4,117
Other federal grants2421%$17,500$729
State/local government grant or scholarships76%$9,850$1,407
Institutional grants or scholarships10591%$2,577,650$24,549
Student loan aid5749%$416,251$7,303
Federal student loans5749%$330,951$5,806
Other student loans54%$85,300$17,060
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid129993%$8,266,926$27,649
Pell grants8727%$389,238$4,474
Federal student loans18758%$1,210,007$6,471
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$34,218$29,305$37,618
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$26,399$22,256$30,611
$30,001 – $48,000$23,265$21,992$27,038
$48,001 – $75,000$24,435$23,481$34,484
$75,001 – $110,000$29,509$30,312$21,979
$110,001 and more$41,403$38,973$39,214
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)329
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 10%
Out-of-state: 73%
Foreign countries: 16%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants19978121
Percent admitted89%86%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled66%70%63%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Non-native English speakers scoring between a 65-99 on the IBT will be considered for our PACE program.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 44%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0
American/United States Studies/Civilization-0
Asian Studies/Civilization-0
Chinese Studies-0
East Asian Studies-0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0
European Studies/Civilization-0
French Studies-0
German Studies-0
Latin American Studies-0
Russian Studies-0
Spanish and Iberian Studies-0
Category total-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-0
Ecology-0
Category total-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-4
Category total-4
Engineering
Pre-Engineering-3
Category total-3
English Language and Literature/Letters
American Literature (United States)-0
Creative Writing-3
English Language and Literature, General-0
General Literature-3
Category total-6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0
French Language and Literature-0
German Language and Literature-0
Linguistics-0
Spanish Language and Literature-0
Category total-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-0
Category total-0
History
American History (United States)-0
History, General-0
Category total-0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies990
Category total990
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0
Mathematics, General-0
Mathematics, Other-0
Category total-0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-2
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies-0
International/Global Studies-0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-1
Natural Sciences-1
Category total-4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-2
Category total-2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ethics-0
Philosophy-1
Category total-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-0
Physics, General-0
Category total-0
Psychology
Psychology, General-1
Category total-1
Social Sciences
Anthropology-0
Geography-0
International Relations and Affairs-0
Political Science and Government, General-5
Social Sciences, Other-1
Category total-6
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-0
Dance, General-0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-0
Fine/Studio Arts, General-1
Intermedia/Multimedia-0
Music, General-5
Photography-1
Playwriting and Screenwriting-0
Sculpture-1
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-0
Visual and Performing Arts, General-0
Category total-9
Grand total9936
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education10/1/1973 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape9
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary251
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape9
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary051
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.0%3.7%11.4%
Number in default1410
Number in repayment10010687
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)