Washington Monthly once again ranked Berea College No. 1, in two major classifications, citing Berea as the nation’s top liberal arts college and ranking Berea as the Best Bang for the Buck College in the South. Berea’s top rank in the 2018 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings comes from its success in educating and graduating academically-talented students who have great financial need to become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities. Continue reading Washington Monthly Again Ranks Berea No. 1, Twice; As Best National Liberal Arts College and Best Bang for the Buck in the South →
The January issue of University Business magazine features a recent interview with Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. Matt Zalaznick’s article highlights Berea’s mission and legacy of interracial and coeducation for low-income students. Roelofs also discusses the challenge of maintaining Berea’s no-tuition policy in today’s economic climate, the College’s response to external social pressures and Berea’s distinctive Labor Program.
To get a more personal glimpse of President Roelofs, read Zalaznick’s article on the president’s interests and hobbies.
Berea College, widely known for its no-tuition policy, is named in the newly released edition of The Princeton Review’s book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. Only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges earn inclusion in this publication.
In addition to being named as a College That Pay You Back—based on academic rigor, affordability and career outcomes for graduates—the book also cites Berea College in the following categories:
- Tuition-Free Schools (One of just nine)
- Green Colleges
- Best Southeastern (Schools considered academically outstanding)
View a video and photo gallery from the recent topping out ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building. To mark the occasion, Berea College trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and representatives from builder Messer Construction gathered on Friday, April 21, to witness the installation of the final beam in the building’s framework. Continue reading See Video of “Topping Out” of Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building →
Our Berea: Speaking the Great Commitments Anew
Seabury Center – 3:00 p.m., September 1, 2016
The entire Berea College community will mark the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year at the College’s Opening Convocation on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seabury Center. The program is free and open to the public. Continue reading Berea College Welcomes Public to 2016 Opening Convocation →
Once again Berea College is in the national spotlight for making college affordable. In a new article titled 11 Ways to Cut the Cost of College Tuition published by Kiplinger.com, readers are offered nearly a dozen money-saving tips to trim your annual … costs by as little as $500 (by winning a small scholarship) or in full (by attending a tuition-free school). Berea is mentioned as the first cost-saving option: going to a school that doesn’t charge tuition. Continue reading Kiplinger Cites Berea College as Cost-Saving Option →
Tragic deaths occurred last week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas. These evil acts are sad reminders of just how long and difficult is our nation’s journey toward peace and racial justice. I ask all Bereans to remember and raise up in prayer the victims and their loved ones and to continue to hold to our ideals in all you do, seeking peace with justice and trusting in the power of love over hate.
President, Berea College
About 600 Bereans from the College campus and from the City, and many from further away, including some members of the College’s Trustees, participated in a rally on November 23 to focus on Berea’s values, such as love over hate, human dignity and equality, and peace with justice. The rally was in response to recent reports of racism and harassment in the community as an example of a shared commitment to justice and equality. The rally generated broad attention in media outlets. A few representative examples can be seen at: Continue reading #LoveOverHate →
I am writing with support from community and student groups committed to social justice to invite you to an important event to demonstrate the values of Berea College in the face of a growing number of incidents involving harassment to students of color and LGBTQ students. Continue reading The Berea Community Stands Together Again on Monday, November 23rd →
Dear Berea College Students, Faculty and Staff,
Responding to incidents of drive-by racism and homophobia that have been occurring over the last several days on the roads through campus, some members of our community attended this evening’s City Council meeting to express grave concern. The Administrative Committee has also decided to make a statement regarding these incidents. We share it with you below and will be submitting it to the Berea Citizen for publication as well. Continue reading Addressing Recent Incidents of Racism and Intolerance on Our Campus →
Exploring the Commitments: Let’s Get to Work
Seabury Center – 3:00 p.m., September 3, 2015
The entire Berea College community will gather to celebrate the opening of the 2015-16 academic year at the College’s Opening Convocation on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seabury Center. The program is free and open to the public. Continue reading Berea College Welcomes Public to Opening Convocation →
Throughout his career as a legislator and activist for civil rights, Julian Bond came to Berea several times—first in the 1970s—to speak to the campus community. Julian Bond’s ties to Berea College were deep, going back three generations. Continue reading Berea College Joins the Nation in Recognizing the Passing This Weekend of Julian Bond →