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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
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,621 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 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
3% or less
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty13926
Research and public service30
Total graduate assistants-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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$22,210$21,880$23,170$24,2704.7%
Books and supplies$700$700$700$7000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,792$5,966$6,150$6,3222.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,792$5,966$6,322$6,3220.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$30,504$30,396$31,870$33,4925.1%
Off Campus$30,504$30,396$32,392$33,4923.4%
Off Campus with Family$24,712$24,430$25,720$27,1705.6%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid1397100%————
Grant or scholarship aid397100%$11,862,235$29,880
Federal grants36191%$1,704,749$4,722
Pell grants36191%$1,630,499$4,517
Other federal grants5113%$74,250$1,456
State/local government grant or scholarships13634%$1,051,049$7,728
Institutional grants or scholarships397100%$9,106,437$22,938
Student loan aid11228%$191,875$1,713
Federal student loans6015%$114,552$1,909
Other student loans5614%$77,323$1,381
  • 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 aid11,623100%$45,736,171$28,180
Pell grants1,35884%$6,131,507$4,515
Federal student loans45028%$1,092,220$2,427
  • 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.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$1,395$2,323$1,990
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$1,153$169$2,453
$30,001 – $48,000$2,017$2,437$3,054
$48,001 – $75,000$3,497$5,433$3,984
$75,001 – $110,000$5,470$5,164$5,351
$110,001 and more$3,896$11,028
  • 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, 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.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,621
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment46
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 47%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants1,649695953
Percent admitted34%34%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled75%76%75%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading500603
SAT Math520623
SAT Writing510593
ACT Composite2227
ACT English2228
ACT Math2025
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: 84%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 62%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 59%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 50%
Asian: 60%
Black or African American: 62%
Hispanic/Latino: 89%
White: 58%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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, General23
Category total23
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1
Asian Studies/Civilization2
Women's Studies3
Category total6
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology10
Category total33
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General6
Finance, General3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General6
Category total20
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies11
Category total11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General10
Category total10
Education, General10
Elementary Education and Teaching10
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0
Category total23
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician13
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician4
Category total17
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7
Writing, General4
Category total11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0
Family Systems0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General2
Human Development and Family Studies, General12
Category total25
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature8
Category total10
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse11
Category total11
History, General6
Category total6
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other1
Mathematics, General9
Category total10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other16
Category total16
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General15
Category total15
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0
Category total1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General10
Physics, General4
Category total14
Psychology, General18
Category total18
Social Sciences
Economics, General7
Political Science and Government, General7
Category total24
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies1
Category total1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Art/Art Studies, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General13
Fine/Studio Arts, General11
Music, General5
Category total30
Grand total335
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor3423
Track and Field, X-Country1411
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations210
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.5%12.8%10.0%
Number in default192621
Number in repayment198202209
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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