Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private residential liberal arts college in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It is a unit of Bard College, which was founded in 1860 and is located nearby, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York., The school is an "early college", designed for students to enroll immediately after completing the tenth or eleventh grade, rather than after graduating from high school. Simon's Rock is the only accredited four-year early college to date and still the singular college or university to take this approach with all of its students. It is one of a number of early college entrance programs that provide opportunities for students to enter college one or more years ahead of their traditional high school graduation date. A majority of students transfer to larger institutions after receiving an Associate of Arts degree after two years, although many stay for four to receive a Bachelor of Arts.