Mental Floss Features Berea’s No-Tuition Model


Berea College is one of six schools featured in an article about tuition-free colleges published by Mental Floss. The article calls Berea’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” (Acts 17:26) “notable” and describes Berea’s educational model, which combines academics with labor. The article also features one of Berea’s prominent alumni, Carter G. Woodson, who is nationally recognized as the “Father of Black History.”

Mental Floss is an international media brand that provides upbeat explorations of topics ranging from science to pop culture to tech to history. There are 20 million monthly unique visitors to mentalfloss.com and millions of monthly views on its YouTube channel, particularly targeting “brainy Millennial influencers.”

To read the full article, see: http://mentalfloss.com/article/20848/6-tuition-free-colleges

Fountain in Berea College Commons sporting College Motto "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth."

Fountain in Berea College Commons sporting College Motto “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth.” (Acts 17:26)

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.