Forbes recently published an article about Berea College, my alma matar.  They made #1 on the list of  America’s Best College Buys.  It makes me proud to know that even in these tough economic times Berea College is still doing what it does best; giving promising students a top-level education for free.

Rank College Name State
1 Berea College Ky.
2 New College of Florida Fla.
3 United States Military Academy N.Y.
4 United States Air Force Academy Colo.
5 University of Wyoming Wyo.
6 United States Naval Academy Md.
7 University of Florida Fla.
8 University of California, Los Angeles Calif.
9 Cooper Union N.Y.
10 University of California, Berkeley Calif.

The quality score is calculated by summing each school’s score with respect to Who’s Who in America citations, salary data from PayScale.com, course evaluations from RateMyProfessor.com, the receipt of student and faculty nationally competitive awards, and the graduation rate variables used in the Best College rankings.