“It’s the first of its kind. The campus will be the library. Not just the building, but the resources.”
President, Brooklyn Public Library
Bard Microcollege Holyoke
The pilot Bard Microcollege launched in Holyoke, Massachusetts in August 2016 and in its first year enrolled 20 full-time students working toward their associate degrees. Bard’s partner for this first microcollege is The Care Center, an innovative community-based educational organization with a history of success in supporting young women who have left high school and are either pregnant or parenting. The first graduates of Bard Microcollege Holyoke will earn their degrees this May.
Brooklyn Public Library
In January 2018, the first cohort of students will begin coursework at at Grand Army Plaza. Students will have access to Brooklyn Public Library’s collection and librarian staff as they engage in Bard College coursework across the liberal arts and sciences. As they approach completion, students will benefit from access to all the resources of the larger, New York City alumni community and receive focused assistance as they apply to bachelor’s degree programs across the city.