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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Alfred State ranked No. 1 regional college in the North in two categories

Making the US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for the 10th straight year, Alfred State performed better than ever before.
The prestigious publication recognized a tremendous value at Alfred State for the price. For schools with out-of-state tuition below $18,000, Alfred State is the number one regional college in the North.
Another gold medal achievement recognizes that many students are looking for just the right-sized school. US News & World Report notes an 18:1 faculty to student ratio for personalized attention at Alfred State, while also operating a campus large enough to offer students a wide variety of activities and choices for majors. For schools with an undergraduate population of 3,000 students or more, again Alfred State is ranked in first place among northern regional colleges.
When considering all factors in the Best Colleges rankings, Alfred State advanced seven spots, coming in at 12th place overall for regional colleges in the North, up from last year’s 19th ranking.
“It’s extremely gratifying for US News & World Report Best Colleges to recognize the fine reputation of our faculty, the excellence of our staff, and the superior experience that we offer students,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We work hard to provide the very best education at a reasonable price and to deliver personalized attention to a good-sized student population. On those two measures of low cost and right sized, US News & World Report ranks us number one among northern regional colleges. We couldn’t be more proud.”
The college also earned a sixth-place ranking among all public regional colleges in the North. In the rankings for Best Regional Colleges for Veterans in the North, Alfred State moved up eight spots, coming in at sixth, and also ranked third among public regional colleges for veterans in the North.
US News & World Report’s Best Colleges list is one of the most sought-after rankings among colleges and universities across the nation. The rankings include data from 1,620 colleges and focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on seven measures of academic quality.
“The US News & World Report rankings are a testament to the excellent programs and services provided by faculty and staff across SUNY, and a reminder to our current and future students that SUNY is dedicated to providing them with a highly valuable degree that will serve them well long after graduation,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to Alfred State on this much-deserved recognition.”