Brescia Named to 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi

Brescia University has been named to the “100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi” list published by Great Value Colleges, a premier website that serves as resource for perspective students.

Brescia was among only seven schools in Kentucky to be recognized, ranking 27th overall. The list seeks to highlight small schools (4,000 students or less) that offer a four-year degree at a great value. Over 400 colleges met the enrollment and location qualifications and were considered for the honor.

Berea College and Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passas, Kentucky topped the list at 2nd and 12th as Appalachia, work-study institutions that require no out-of-pocket tuition costs from students.

Kentucky State University, located in Kentucky’s capital only slightly ranked ahead of Brescia at 19th, with a difference in total net price of less than $800.

Other schools listed include Campbellsville University (48th), Lindsey Wilson College (70th) in Columbia, Kentucky and Kentucky Wesleyan College (78th).

Brescia University was highlighted as one of the most affordable private colleges in Kentucky, offering personalized, student-centered education with small class sizes, experiential coursework and internships, making “great spiritual and professional education available to all.”

This accolade comes on the heels of a successful year for the institution, including being named a 2015 Chamber Business of the Year. Other awards include:

2015 College of Distinction

2015 Best Value School

A Best College in the Southeast (Princeton Review)

Best Regional College in the South (U.S. News and World Report)

Top College for Online Associate Degree Program (Affordable Colleges Foundation)

Top Online Psychology Degree (Affordable Colleges Foundation)

Top Online Accounting Degree (Affordable College Online)

Best Online Bachelors of Social Work (BSW): Students Before Profits Award Winner

Best Online College in Kentucky for 2015 (Affordable Colleges Foundation)

To view the “100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi” list and learn more about Great Value Colleges, visit