Free tuition is a conversation worth having. Berea College has been paying for students’ tuition for more than 130 years, but this isn’t about us. This is about what a tuition-free education could mean for society as a whole. Those best equipped to tell that story are our alumni. And the best way for us to contribute to the national conversation is to amplify their voices.
Berea College isn’t like most other colleges. It was founded in 1855 by a Presbyterian minister who was an abolitionist. It was the first integrated, co-educational college in the South. And it has not charged students tuition since 1892. Every student on campus works, and its labor program is like work-study on steroids."
—Adam Harris, The Atlantic