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 Berea College

Berea College - Berea, KY

101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182

General information:(859)985-3000
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,661( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:11 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $876 $910 $910 0%
Out-of-state $876 $910 $910 0%
Books and supplies $750 $700 $700 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,768 $5,574 $5,792 -4%
Other $1,802 $1,802 $1,802 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $9,196 $8,986 $9,204 -11%
Off Campus $1,626 $1,610 $1,610 0%
Off Campus with Family $1,626 $1,610 $1,610 0%
On Campus $9,196 $8,986 $9,204 -11%
Off Campus $1,626 $1,610 $1,610 0%
Off Campus with Family $1,626 $1,610 $1,610 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $0
In-state fees $910
Out-of-state tuition $0
Out-of-state fees $910
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 429 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 429 100% $12,755,232 $29,732
Federal grants 397 93% $2,141,855 $5,395
Pell grants 397 93% $1,735,659 $4,372
Other federal grants 337 79% $406,196 $1,205
State/local government grant or scholarships 161 38% $1,070,808 $6,651
Institutional grants or scholarships 429 100% $9,542,569 $22,244
Student loan aid 157 37% $205,706 $1,310
Federal student loans 61 14% $145,666 $2,388
Other student loans 96 22% $60,040 $625
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,533 95% $46,416,370 $30,278
Pell grants 1,351 84% $6,427,328 $4,757
Federal student loans 462 29% $1,176,440 $2,546


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,661
Undergraduate enrollment 1,661
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 101
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,707 1,813 2,894
Percent admitted 12% 15% 11%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 11% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 74 18%
ACT 331 79%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 495 640
SAT Math 483 588
SAT Writing 513 610
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 21 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NAIA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 28-
Basketball 1513
Golf 5-
Soccer 2318
Softball -15
Swimming and Diving 85
Tennis 710
Track and Field, Outdoor 3129
Track and Field, X-Country 2013
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1926 Accredited


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1955 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations03 0
Liquor law violations002
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 301
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 171712
Motor vehicle theft 161
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 300
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1179
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate4.6%
Number in default12
Number in repayment257

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00195500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General1
Category total9
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies2
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Women's Studies0
Category total11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology11
Category total24
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General4
Finance, General3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1
Category total18
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies0
Category total19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0
Category total6
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0
Biology Teacher Education1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0
Education, General7
Elementary Education and Teaching11
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1
Music Teacher Education1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2
Category total27
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1
Category total16
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1
English Language and Literature, General0
English Literature (British and Commonwealth1
Category total13
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development8
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General3
Human Development and Family Studies, General1
Category total20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0
German Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature0
Category total5
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15
Category total15
History Colleges
History, General0
Category total7
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, Other1
Mathematics, General3
Category total9
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Category total7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General9
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0
Category total9
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Christian Studies1
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total5
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0
Physics, General2
Category total8
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1
Category total17
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0
Political Science and Government, General1
Category total12
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Art/Art Studies, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Fine/Studio Arts, General8
Music Performance, General0
Music, General0
Category total29
Grand total18