Media outlets continue to recognize Berea College’s uncommon mission of keeping higher education affordable. An article entitled College: Admission Possible, by Russell Schaffer for a higher-ed blog produced by Kaplan Test Prep, highlights families’ concerns about rising college costs and increasing debt. The article cites a recent U.S. News & World Report article in which Berea College was named as the college whose 2014 graduates had the least debt. Berea was also ranked number one in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 most affordable schools.
While many U.S. colleges and universities have tuition rates exceeding $60,000 per year, which causes students and families to borrow heavily, Berea charges no tuition so students can graduate with little or no debt. As a result, Berea College students can pursue graduate schools or careers without the massive debt burden that most other college graduates must carry.
Berea’s no-tuition policy is made possible by the ongoing contributions from alumni and donors who recognize the importance Berea’s mission and support it with gifts throughout their lifetimes and through bequests from their estates.
For more information about Berea’s no-tuition policy: https://www.berea.edu/admissions/tuition-promise/
For more information about giving to Berea College: https://www.berea.edu/give/