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Berea College

101 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY

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Berea College, located in Berea, Kentucky, was founded in 1855 by abolitionists and radical reformers. The school continues its purpose of promoting the cause of Christ by providing a faith based liberal arts education to its students. Berea College is four year private institution, providing bachelor degrees to its graduates. The school is non-sectarian and progressive in its Christian beliefs.  The school's primary focus is the betterment of the Appalachian region, primarily through education, but also through other programs and events.

Academics

Berea College provides a large number of academic programs, and through the liberal arts lens, provides students a well rounded education regardless of major. The variety of programs available allows students to focus on social or natural sciences, as well as educational and technical pursuits. The school's goal is to provide a top quality education to students hailing from the Appalachian region regardless of race.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Berea College must demonstrate academic excellence, with such excellence typically defined as being in the top 20% of their class. The application is available online, and students are recommended to make an appointment for the personal interview and prepare all necessary documents and transcripts for submission.

All students accepted to Berea College have their tuition covered by the school for the four years of study. This scholarship works in conjunction with other forms of financial aid to complete the cost of tuition. Students in need of additional financial aid for room, board and other costs may apply for additional aid through the school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Berea College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Berea College is around 1,600 students, where graduate students make up roughly 26% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $24,000-$29,000 for both state residents and nonresidents

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$31,055
Receiving Student Loans15%$2,152
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Berea College may provide student services including:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Berea College is close to 62%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years47%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1955)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Berea College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Independent Southeast Region)
  • Basketball (Independent Southeast Region)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Berea College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Berea College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    36.51%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    10:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $30,358