Graduates earn 680 degrees from Bard College


About 36.6 percent of the 680 degrees and certificates handed out by Bard College in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Annandale-On-Hudson conferred 147 bachelor's degrees and 100 master's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general social sciences. Data shows the school gave out 153 bachelor's degrees in general social sciences, followed by 136 bachelor's degrees in general fine/studio arts and 90 bachelor's degrees in biological and physical sciences.

The college enrolled 2,293 students for 2017-18, including 1,938 in undergraduate programs and 355 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Fine/Studio Arts, General
136
-
-
136
Music Performance, General
11
-
32
43
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
-
-
37
37
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
-
-
33
33
Visual and Performing Arts total
147
-
102
249
36.6
Social Sciences, General
153
-
-
153
Economics, General
-
-
7
7
Social Sciences total
153
-
7
160
23.5
Biological and Physical Sciences
90
-
-
90
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
90
-
-
90
13.2
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
85
-
-
85
English Language and Literature/Letters total
85
-
-
85
12.5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
-
37
-
37
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
-
37
-
37
5.4
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
-
32
32
Education total
-
-
32
32
4.7
Business Administration and Management, General
-
-
19
19
Accounting and Finance
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
-
-
19
19
2.8
Environmental Science
-
-
8
8
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
-
8
8
1.2

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