Wall Street Journal names Berea College best in state in latest rankings

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ / BC Public Relations) – The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) / Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings 2022 has been published and Berea College is the highest ranked school in Kentucky on the list.

Berea College arrived at 148, followed by Center College at 223, University of Kentucky at 302, University of Louisville at 363, University of Bellarmine at 392, University of Transylvania in the range 401-500 and Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University all rank above rank 600.

To determine the overall ranking results, the WSJ / THE survey considers 15 factors in four main categories: 40 percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes such as salaries and graduate debt; 30 percent comes from academic resources, including how much the college spends on teaching; 20% of student engagement, including how students are prepared to use their education in the ‘real’ world, and 10% of the learning environment, including diversity of student body and staff academic.

Berea College also ranked third on the publication’s list of “Best Value Colleges” in the country.

“We are thrilled to be Kentucky’s first college on the Wall Street Journal / THE Global List and in their ‘Best Value Colleges’ list for 2022,” said Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “One of our great commitments is to extend educational opportunities to all students, regardless of race or economic resources. Our no-tuition fee policy allows us to provide high-quality college education to talented students who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Rankings like these put Berea on the map as students seek an affordable and transformative college experience. “

Only two schools ranked in the top 10 for best value for money are private universities – Berea and Stanford. The ranking measures the best value among the top 250 schools by dividing each school’s overall score by its net price.

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