to communities most often isolated from the university experience.
A New Model For College Education
Each Microcollege is created in partnership with a community-based institution. Their strength is the result of alliances between organizations that are conventionally separate from one another but have overlapping missions, common purpose, and shared core values.
Bard Microcollege students are ambitious, intellectually curious, and willing to drive their own learning process. Often, they had been deterred from college, put their educations on hold, or were frustrated by impersonal learning environments. Students apply for federal and state financial aid. The remainder of tuition and the cost of books are covered by scholarships, none of which have to be repaid.