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Berea College ranked 18th best college for African Americans

20.3% of Berea students are African American

BEREA, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2016) ‚ÄĒ Berea College is the 18th best college in the U.S. for African Americans, according to Essence Magazine¬†using data from¬†Money¬†Magazine.

Colleges were ranked based on:

  • Representation: African-Americans had to make up at least 5 percent of each college‚Äôs student body.
  • Affordability:¬†Essence¬†measured the price students pay after aid is subtracted and factored in the average loan debt they take on.
  • Postgrad earnings: combined Money‚Äôs data on graduation rates with a Georgetown University analysis of colleges that produce unusually high-earning graduates, after accounting for the racial, academic and socioeconomic background of their student bodies.

During the 2015-2016, academic year African-American students made up 20.3 percent of Berea’s student body, an increase from 19.8 percent in the previous academic year.