Berea College’s ecological commitment and historic mission continue to draw acclaim. Because of our commitment to providing free tuition, Mother Jones magazine listed the College as the top value in the “Mojo Mini College Guide.”
Washington Monthly’s September/October issue ranked Berea 12th in its Top 30 Liberal Arts Colleges list and 4th for social mobility, determined by the College’s success in admitting and graduating low-income students. The rankings demonstrate “a measure of not just what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country.”
The College Sustainability Report Card 2010, a survey of 332 schools published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, scored Berea College with a B+, indicating steady improvement over the last four years. Berea and the University of Louisville tied for the highest rank in Kentucky. The highest national grade handed out was A-. The survey, a project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, provides information on a college’s environmental commitment based on nine categories: administration, climate change and energy, food and recycling, green buildings, transportation, student involvement, endowment transparency, shareholder engagement, and investment priorities. The College also ranked as the sixth greenest college in America, according to thedailygreen.com.