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Berea College

Berea, Kentucky, United States
Berea College offers a high-quality education to bright and talented students who have limited economic resources. Founded in 1855 by ardent abolitionists and radical reformers, Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.  

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The surveyor’s experience came some 20 years after the Rev. John G. Fee started a one-room school in 1855 that eventually would become Berea College. Fee, a native of Bracken County, Ky., was a scholar of strong moral character, dedication, determination and great faith. He believed in a school that would be an advocate of equality and excellence in education for men and women of all races.


Bachelor degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs as well as independent, student-designed majors and a dual-degree engineering program in cooperation with the University of Kentucky.


We offer professional human resource services to the College community. Our Department’s mission is to improve, implement and sustain programs and processes that add value to the College and its employees. Our goal is to assist our leaders in identifying, hiring, developing, and supporting people who are dedicated to the success of the College and its students. 

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Library services

The Hutchins Library maintains an extensive collection of books, archives, and music pertaining to the history and culture of the Southern Appalachian region. The Southern Appalachian Archives contain organizational records, personal papers, oral histories, and photographs. Included are the papers of the Council of the Southern Mountains (1912–1989) and the Appalachian Volunteers (1963–1970).

ICT services

Information Systems and Services (IS&S) is the collective name of Berea College’s Information Technology department. 

Student Life

Campus life

Berea bases all curricular and co-curricular activities on the College’s Great Commitments, a series of mission statements focusing on equality, inclusivity, service, labor, the liberal arts and Appalachia. Campus centers are critical to ensuring that each of the Great Commitments is carried out, completing the Berea experience for all students. 

Sports facilities

Berea College teams are nicknamed as the Mountaineers. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, competing in Division III. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

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My study is quite good I have a passion for Law and political science. I have a good understanding and I aim to become a political leader to serve my country. One problem is that I am an orphan and I am talking charge of myself so it's is very heavy for to get away with titution fees.

Berea, Kentucky, United States