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.”

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Farah Siraj to Perform at Stephenson Memorial Concert

Farah Siraj will perform World Peace Music, a fusion of flamenco, jazz, Bossa nova, pop and Middle Eastern music at Berea College’s Stephenson Memorial concert on Thursday Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

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Men’s Cross Country Team Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA DIII National Championship

The Berea College men’s cross country team earned one of the 16 at-large bids to go to the NCAA DIII National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Berea College Ranked among Nation’s Top Colleges

The 2018-19 academic year is off to a great start at Berea College. Just two months into the semester, the school is making the grade with several national accolades highlighting diversity, affordability, the high-quality liberal arts education students receive, and sustainability.

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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.

New Science Building at Berea College Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, Spoke at Convocation

Berea College officials conducted a dedication ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The new 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses 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 for this new facility a reality.

Faculty- and student-led tours and demonstrations showcased the advanced technologies on display as guests toured the structure’s laboratories, Discovery Center and planetarium.

During the dedication ceremony in the building’s atrium, President Lyle Roelofs awarded Dr. Hal Moses ’58 and Linda Moses President’s Medallions in honor of their generous service to Berea as lead trustee donors in the Margaret A. Cargill building campaign. Moses is the director emeritus at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center.

At a convocation following the dedication, former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, spoke to a large crowd of College students, administrators and trustees about “Pursuing the Extraordinary.”