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.”

Lincoln Hall in 1920
Berea Featured in The Atlantic

Berea’s distinctive educational model has once again attracted national attention. The Atlantic published a feature on the College following a recent visit to campus by education writer Adam Harris.

Alumni Award Recipients 2018
Three Alumni Awards to be Presented at Berea College Homecoming

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

Partners for Education, Berea College
$109 Million in Grants for GEAR UP Programs to Assist Area Families

Partners for Education at Berea College has been awarded two Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grants worth a combined $109,177,600 to serve students in Appalachian Kentucky.

Dr. Mae Jemison Headshot
New Science Building at Berea College to be Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, to Speak

Berea College officials will conduct a dedication ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

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. Nearly 1,000 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