Bard College at Simon's Rock

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School Highlights
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock serves 329 students (98% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock is one of 2 community colleges within Berkshire County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Berkshire Community College (17.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Bard College at Simon's Rock (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 52 staff 90 staff
Bard College at Simon's Rock Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 329 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 329 students 2,237 students
Bard College at Simon's Rock Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1 26:1
Bard College at Simon's Rock Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 322 students 758 students
Bard College at Simon's Rock Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7 students 1,479 students
Bard College at Simon's Rock Part-Time Students (2008-2016)
Bard College at Simon's Rock Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
345 391
Bard College at Simon's Rock Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
6%
5%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
12%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
11%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Black (2007-2016)
% White
56%
61%
Bard College at Simon's Rock White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
10%
1%
Bard College at Simon's Rock More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
11%
2%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
10%
8%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.59
Bard College at Simon's Rock Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $39,000 -
Bard College at Simon's Rock Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $48,551 is more than the state average of $16,937. The private state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $48,551 $16,937
Bard College at Simon's Rock In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 89%
Bard College at Simon's Rock % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $16,750 -
Bard College at Simon's Rock Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,500 -
Bard College at Simon's Rock Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 89% 70%
Bard College at Simon's Rock Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,923 910
SAT Reading 675 250
Bard College at Simon's Rock SAT Reading (2007-2008)
SAT Math 608 250
Bard College at Simon's Rock SAT Math (2007-2008)
SAT Writing 640 410
Bard College at Simon's Rock SAT Writing (2007-2008)
ACT Total Avg. 84 42
ACT Composite 27 8
Bard College at Simon's Rock ACT Composite (2007-2008)
ACT English 29 17
Bard College at Simon's Rock ACT English (2007-2008)
ACT Math 28 17
Bard College at Simon's Rock ACT Math (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,267 per year for in-state students and $9,951 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,937 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.