Draper Building on Berea College Campus

No-Tuition Promise

Berea is the only one of America’s top colleges that makes a no-tuition promise to every enrolled student.

No student pays for tuition.

Our generous TUITION PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP makes it possible for you to graduate debt-free. Even if you borrow for special learning opportunities or to replace your family’s total contribution, you will have a low debt compared to national trends. We sometimes call Berea “the best education money can’t buy.”

Carl and Deborah Thomas with Lyle Roelofs

President’s Medallion Presented to Carl and Deborah Thomas

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs presented Carl Thomas ‘78 and his wife, Deborah Byrd Thomas ’80, with the President’s Medallion at a surprise ceremony during the College’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, November 18.

Silas House

Silas House Inducted into Fellowship of Southern Writers

The induction took place at a ceremony held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the SouthWord Festival—a biennial conference for the Southern Lit Alliance and the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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Alumni Awards Presented at Homecoming

Each year during Homecoming selected Bereans are recognized for their professional accomplishments, contributions to the community, and commitments to the mission of Berea College.

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Broadcast Dates Announced for WoodSongs Programs Recorded at Berea College

WoodSongs, a live audience radio and public television broadcast created and hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon, recorded the two programs before a live audience in historic Phelps Stokes Chapel at Berea College.

Berea College Celebrates Construction Milestone for Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

An 11,000 pound cupola rose more than four stories from ground-level in the construction staging area to its location atop the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building at Berea College. Personnel from Campbellsville Industries, manufacturers of the custom-designed cupola, and Messer Construction Company, which serve as the general contractors, joined the Berea College capital projects manager Richard Dodd to successfully complete the installation of the new steel and aluminum cupola that is modeled after bell tower on Berea’s historic Phelps Stokes Chapel. The newly-installed cupola measures 33 feet 8 inches tall by 12 feet wide. Construction of this building represents an investment made by alumni and donors. The Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building propels Berea College into the 21st century and builds on the college’s long tradition of providing its students with outstanding educational opportunities and facilities. The new academic building is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018.

Construction crew member guiding the cupola's dome as it's being placed

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