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.”


Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for the fall 2018 Westervelt Program. The Westervelt program is offered each year to Berea townspeople as well as students, faculty and staff.

Attendees at a previous Hand Tool event
Woodworking Hand Tool Event at Berea College Crafts

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks®, a U.S. manufacturer of heirloom-quality woodworking tools, is bringing its popular Hand Tool Event® to Berea, Kentucky on Sept. 28 and 29 at Berea College Crafts, located in the Mueller Building, 100 Student Crafts Court.

Two theatre students in a production locking eyes
Berea College Among the Top 25 B.A. Theatre Programs for 2018-19

OnStage Blog, a media site that covers theatre on an international level, ranked Berea College’s Theatre Department in the top 25 Bachelor of Arts programs in America.


Wall Street Journal Names Berea the Best Value College in U.S.

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have named Berea College the best value institution in the United States. The survey, which included 938 institutions, calculated rankings by dividing each of the top 250 schools’ overall score by its average net price.

Dedication Ceremony for New Sciences and Health Building Set for October 20

Berea College will celebrate the opening of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building with a dedication ceremony at the building on Saturday, October 20. Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison will attend the ceremony and speak at the Convocation in the afternoon. The 125,000-square foot facility will house the College’s science disciplines, mathematics and nursing. More than 600 alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students raised more than $12 million to make the vision a reality. As we prepare for the dedication, we want to share the stories of those who inspired us and whose gifts made the campaign possible.

Our most recent video features Matalynn Shealy ’19, Biology major, who believes the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health building will have a positive impact on her labor experience as a Biology Teaching Assistant, in addition to the benefits to her education from increased learning and research opportunities.

Professor Megan Hoffman working with students in a small group
Two students using a calculator and laptop in a mathematics class
Three nursing students practicing procedures on a dummy
Student wearing safety goggles and taking notes in a lab