Alfred State College of Technology is in Alfred, NY, a vibrant community with a permanent population of approximately 1,500 residents and nearly 5,000-6,000 students enrolled in three colleges. It is 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Alfred State had its beginning as a state school of agriculture in 1908 when it was created by an act of the state legislature. An important milestone in the history of the college occurred in 1948 when it was incorporated into the newly organized State University of New York (SUNY) system.
In 1951 the college was authorized by SUNY to award the degree of Associate in Applied Science. The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees were authorized in 1967, and the Associate in Occupational Studies was approved in 1973. Bachelor degrees were added to the college’s offerings in 1991.
The college enrolls approximately 3,600 full-time students annually. There are some 275 teaching faculty and professional staff supporting the college’s more than 70 programs in agricultural, allied health, business, and engineering technologies, plus liberal arts and sciences, and 16 programs in applied technology. The college’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and have been approved by the NYS Education Department for the training of veterans. The State Education Department can be contacted by writing or calling: NYS Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-5851. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606].