Berea College #1 in Washington Monthly’s 2011 College Rankings

Aug 29, 2011 16 Comments by

Washington Monthly has named Berea College (Kentucky) as the nation's top liberal arts college in its 2011 College Rankings. Berea was ranked number one because of its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities. Unlike other rankings that focus on what colleges do primarily […]

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President Shinn’s Opening Convocation

Aug 18, 2011 No Comments

On September 1 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel, Larry Shinn, Berea's eighth president, opens the new academic year as he talks about Berea College's enduring values and their educational expression in the 21st Century. See the full convocation schedule at

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Berea College named “a best in the southeast” by The Princeton Review

Aug 10, 2011 1 Comment

Berea College is one of the best colleges in the southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 135 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 1, 2011 on […]

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President Larry Shinn addresses racial vandalism in Berea

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

Dear Berea Friends: As president of Berea College and a citizen of the Berea community, I am writing to share my shock and concern about the recent racially motivated vandalism targeting an interracial couple in Berea. How ironic that a town founded on interracial principles over 150 years ago still has to battle the age-old […]

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Larry Shinn, Berea College President, Plans Retirement

Apr 04, 2011 No Comments

Berea College President Dr. Larry D. Shinn announced today that he will be retiring from the college, effective June 30, 2012. Berea’s 8th president, Dr. Shinn has served in this capacity since 1994. In a letter to trustees, faculty, staff and students, Shinn stated that, with the college emerging strongly from the challenges of the […]

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