MONEY Names Berea College Best in Kentucky


MONEY Magazine published a list today of the Best College in Every State, naming Berea as Kentucky’s best college.

In a separate ranking, MONEY put Berea College #1 in the 50 Most Affordable Private Colleges.

MONEY profiles Berea as a standout for affordability, noting that it provides an education accessible to students with limited economic resources. Students can graduate from Berea College debt-free. For those who accrue debt, the average is only $5,750.

In being named the Best School in Kentucky, Berea College joins other notable institutions such as Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Yale which made the list for their respective states.

MONEY’s annual Best Colleges rankings are designed to help families find a great college at a great price. For many students heading off to college, that means selecting a campus within a few hours of home. In fact, eight in 10 college freshman attend a school that’s less than 500 miles from home (*) so MONEY compiled a list of the highest-ranked college in each state. (Note – Just 49 schools made the list because two states — Alaska and New Mexico — did not have any colleges that made this year’s rankings, but the District of Columbia has one.)

Read MONEY’s Best College rankings here: http://time.com/money/4398295/best-college-in-every-state/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook

About Berea College:

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 60 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition.  Berea is one of seven 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, (Acts 17:26)” speaks to its inclusive Christian character. www.berea.edu

(*) – According to UCLA’s annual survey of college freshman (http://www.heri.ucla.edu/monographs/TheAmericanFreshman2015-Expanded.pdf)

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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.