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IPEDS ID: 166489
OPE ID: 00267104
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Longy School of Music of Bard College
27 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
General information:  (617) 876-0956
Website:  longy.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  315 (40 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  3 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
3.10%
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Noncredit education offered
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty10129
Instructional10128
Research and public service01
Total graduate assistants-56
Instructional-56
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 year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees$46,880$48,800$50,675$52,9504.5%
Books and supplies$500$500$500$5000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Food and Housing$10,170$11,000$12,000$14,00016.7%
Other expenses$3,720$4,000$4,500$5,00011.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$3,720$4,000$4,500$5,00011.1%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Off Campus$61,270$64,300$67,675$72,4507.1%
Off Campus with Family$51,100$53,300$55,675$58,4505.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
Tuition$51,750
Fees$1,200
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid111100%————
Grant or scholarship aid11100%$349,535$31,776
Federal grants(*)36%(*)(*)
Pell grants(*)36%(*)(*)
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships11100%$334,900$30,445
Student loan aid(*)27%(*)(*)
Federal student loans(*)27%(*)(*)
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid139100%$1,012,485$25,961
Pell grants923%$41,583$4,620
Federal student loans1128%$83,133$7,558
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Institution did not report non-degree/non-certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2021-2022.

  • 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.
2019-20202020-20212021-2022
Average net price$33,787$37,540$30,524
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$30,391$13,805
$30,001 – $48,000$29,030
$48,001 – $75,000$23,086$13,475$42,155
$75,001 – $110,000$52,086
$110,001 and more$28,086$29,826
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  • 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment315
Undergraduate enrollment40
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2
Graduate enrollment275
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 23%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 23%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
U.S. Nonresident: 70%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 0%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 88%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 100%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 16%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 64%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants823447
Percent admitted89%82%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%11%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
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: 73%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

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Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current 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, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 82%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 100%
Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Hispanic/Latino: 100%
White: 80%
U.S. Nonresident: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
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Postgraduate
Certificate
Master
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  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Education
Music Teacher Education--37
Category total--37
Visual and Performing Arts
Brass Instruments005
Keyboard Instruments6623
Music Performance, General049
Music Theory and Composition0-11
Stringed Instruments3213
Voice and Opera2329
Woodwind Instruments114
Category total121694
Grand total1216131
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
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Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on AccreditationAccredited (09/01/1979 - 04/04/2012)
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited (04/12/1995 - 05/24/2012)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121284.
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%0.6%2.2%
Number in default0412
Number in repayment589581540
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)