No-Tuition Promise

Berea awards a no-tuition promise to every enrolled student. This means students never pay tuition. Without the financial burden of tuition, students are free to follow their dreams after college without the burden of costly student loans.

World-Class Education

Students receive a high-quality education, which includes work experience, a paid internship, affordable study abroad, and a free laptop that is theirs to keep at graduation. Visit our Admissions site for more information.

Latest News

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46th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College: October 10-14

Noted musician and songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler, a Berea College alumnus, “is bringin’ it home” at this year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) with tales of ‘Memories Through Songs’ featuring traditional Appalachian folk music.

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Berea College Ranked No. 1 “Best Value College” by The Wall Street Journal/THE

Berea College tops the list of “Best Value Colleges” in the nation in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2020 College Rankings.

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Washington Monthly Ranks Berea No. 1 as Best Bang for the Buck and No. 4 Best Liberal Arts College

Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the South. No other college in Kentucky was in the top 25.

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Berea College Cited as Top Performer in Sustainability

Berea gained SCI’s No. 1 spot for campus engagement by integrating sustainability into the campus culture and encouraging behavior changes that promote sustainability.

Berea Magazine Features

For the 2019-20 academic year, Berea is welcoming its most diverse faculty cohort in the College’s history. Learn more about the early pioneers in diversifying Berea’s faculty, such as Catherine A. Scott ’69, and the way their experiences and knowledge have shaped the Berea experience for generations of students.