Berea College doesn’t have the cachet and name recognition of Harvard or Yale. But it also doesn’t have the high price tag.
The small Christian school in Kentucky charges the lowest annual tuition and fees of any four-year private college -- just $910, according to data released Tuesday by the Department of Education.
That’s far less than the national average of $21,949, according to the agency.
And it’s a pittance compared with the most expensive four-year private school, Connecticut College, where tuition is $43,990, according to the agency. Sarah Lawrence, Columbia, Vassar and George Washington round out the list of the five priciest schools.
The DOE released lists of the least- and most-expensive U.S. schools as part of its effort to help students and parents understand the true cost of college. On the DOE website, students can search various categories, such as public or private schools, as well as which schools have the fastest-rising tuition costs.