applauds Alfred State in two national rankings

Printer-friendly version Posted Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 13:30 has recognized Alfred State for quality and affordability in two of its most recent rankings. The organization named the college to its list of top out-of-state public schools in the US, and has also ranked Alfred State among 50 institutions with the most affordable online bachelor’s degrees.

The college came in at No. 11 in the US and third in New York State in the out-of-state rankings, and No. 16 in the US and third in the state in the affordable online bachelor’s degrees list. The rankings were determined after the group weighed a number of factors, including loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data.

“We are delighted that has named Alfred State to both of these rankings, recognizing us as both a financially and academically wise choice for online and out-of-state students,” said Deborah Goodrich, associate vice president for Enrollment Management. “This accolade shows how our college is well suited to so many diverse audiences, including students located outside of New York State seeking either the on-campus or online educational options.”

According to the out-of-state findings, Alfred State stood out in both quality and affordability. It was determined to have one of the most affordable out-of-state tuition rates in the country, in addition to its impressive post-graduation employment and continuing education figures.

Also worth noting is that out-of-state students may begin their education at the extremely economical associate degree rate, then complete their bachelor’s degree for through a 2+2 system. This means these students may receive their associate degree in two years and their bachelor’s degree in another two years more cost effectively than if they initially enrolled in a four-year program.

The affordable online bachelor’s degrees list focuses on bachelor’s degree programs that offer the lowest tuition and that have the highest return-on-investment for students. The rankings site showcases that Alfred State offers seven bachelor’s degrees online, including an RN to BSN degree.

When calculating the rankings, used the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Run by the US Department of Education, IPEDS offers reliable and accurate insight into affordability, academic pedigree, and online/distance learning programs. aims to help prospective students find schools and programs that match their educational interests while still being affordable. To see its rankings, visit