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Berea College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Berea, KY

Berea College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,612

Average annual cost of attendance: $4,706

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $5,300

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Berea College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $2,175

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $3,101

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $6,805

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $21,765

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $34,980


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Berea College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Berea College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 63%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $33,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 44%

Berea College Admissions

Berea College Acceptance Rate: 33%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 510 to 620

SAT Critical Reading: 490 to 600

SAT Writing: 500 to 605

ACT English: 21 to 28

ACT Math: 21 to 25

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Berea College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Berea College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 83%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 18%

Typical student debt: $5,300

Typical monthly loan payment: $56

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Majors at Berea College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Berea College:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 3%
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 5%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 9%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 7%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 6%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • Education – 7%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 7%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 1%
  • History – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 3%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 4%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Social Sciences – 8%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 8%

For more information about the various majors at Berea College, visit their website.

Berea College Diversity


Overall Composition at Berea College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Berea College full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Berea College part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Berea College:  6%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 15%

Hispanic: 9%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 6%

Unknown: 1%

White: 59%

Berea College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 6.4

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 7.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 50.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.