“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
Bard at Brooklyn Public Library, the first New York City Microcollege, welcomed its first students in January 2018. This initial cohort is enrolled in courses across the liberal arts and is taking advantage of access to the Library’s considerable collection, events, and expertise. As they approach graduation, Microcollege students will benefit from and contribute to the resources of the larger BPI alumni community, including support as they continue on to bachelor’s degree programs across the city.