Berea College secures top spot on USA Today's annual college rankings. This is particularly relevant when the hottest topics in higher education are access and affordability. Berea College, like other Work Colleges, helps students dramatically reduce education debt through its innovative Work-Learning-Service model. All seven WCC Member Colleges require 100% student participation. In return, students gain valuable work and community service experience while earning a valuable four-year degree. All students graduate with dramatically reduced debt. At Berea, as well as several other Work Colleges, most students are able to graduate debt-free. Want to learn more about Work College eligibility? Here's the first step.