| Forbes Magazine: Berea is nation's ''best buy''
Berea College tops the list of America's top 100 "best buy" colleges and universities.
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In Forbes' list of "America's Best Colleges" Berea ranked 74th in the private college category and 84th among all public and private institutions.
Three other Kentucky colleges or universities made the "best buy" list with Centre College, Murray State University and Transylvania University ranking 55th, 56th and 83rd, respectively.
Berea, the South’s first interracial and coeducational college, focuses on learning, labor, and service. Berea charges no tuition, admitting only academically promising students, primarily from Appalachia, who have limited economic resources. All students must work 10 hours weekly, earning money for their books, room and board.
Graduates from Berea distinguish themselves and the college in many fields, including science, arts, education, government, and social services.