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IPEDS ID: 156295
OPE ID: 00195500
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Berea College
101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 40404
General information:  (859) 985-3000
Website:  www.berea.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,658 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
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
7%
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 students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty13931
Instructional13931
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$910$910$21,880$23,1705.9%
Books and supplies$700$700$700$7000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,574$5,792$5,966$6,1503.1%
Other$1,802$1,802$1,850$1,8500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board--$5,966$6,1503.1%
Other--$1,850$1,8500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$1,850$1,8500.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$8,986$9,204$30,396$31,8704.8%
Off Campus$1,610$1,610$30,396$31,8704.8%
Off Campus with Family$1,610$1,610$24,430$25,7205.3%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1418100%————
Grant or scholarship aid418100%$12,167,400$29,109
Federal grants38893%$2,243,871$5,783
Pell grants38893%$1,619,106$4,173
Other federal grants36086%$624,765$1,735
State/local government grant or scholarships15637%$1,082,796$6,941
Institutional grants or scholarships418100%$8,840,733$21,150
Student loan aid16038%$221,796$1,386
Federal student loans7017%$148,588$2,123
Other student loans9022%$73,208$813
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,661100%$46,531,203$28,014
Pell grants1,44987%$6,160,384$4,251
Federal student loans37523%$1,262,994$3,368
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

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  • This institution did not have the necessary cost data available in 2011-2012, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,658
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment47
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 45%
Out-of-state: 49%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,620679927
Percent admitted34%37%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled72%73%72%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT5815%
ACT31880%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading510630
SAT Math513610
SAT Writing483610
ACT Composite2226
ACT English2227
ACT Math2126
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 50%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 61%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 75%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General15
Category total15
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Women's Studies0
Category total3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology0
Category total17
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5
Business Administration and Management, General5
Finance, General5
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5
Category total20
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3
Category total14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6
Category total6
Education
Art Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2
Education, General9
Elementary Education and Teaching10
English/Language Arts Teacher Education5
History Teacher Education1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching3
Mathematics Teacher Education0
Music Teacher Education1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0
Category total41
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician2
Category total12
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7
Writing, General9
Category total16
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3
Human Development and Family Studies, General7
Category total20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2
German Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature7
Category total9
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12
Category total12
History
History, General12
Category total12
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other1
Mathematics, General5
Category total6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6
Category total6
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General11
Physics, General4
Category total15
Psychology
Psychology, General15
Category total15
Social Sciences
Economics, General4
Political Science and Government, General6
Sociology9
Category total19
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies0
Category total0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7
Fine/Studio Arts, General10
Music, General3
Category total21
Grand total283
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Baseball28
Basketball1513
Golf8
Soccer2518
Softball16
Swimming and Diving118
Tennis79
Track and Field, Outdoor4125
Track and Field, X-Country2112
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1926 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  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 schools1/1/1955 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations300
Liquor law violations021
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible013
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault011
Burglary171212
Motor vehicle theft611
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary7912
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate10.0%4.6%
Number in default2112
Number in repayment209257
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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