When considering colleges, many students are searching not only for the right school but also for the right career path. Alfred State College (ASC) is ranked near the top of the class when students search for several degrees in architecture, design, and business.
Alfred State ranks No. 1 for court reporting according to US News and World Report's 2018 Best Colleges list. ASC is also the only ranked school offering the major. In all, Alfred State placed on national top 10 lists nine times for the selected majors.
“Alfred State has many strong programs and career-ready options for students with technical, financial, or artistic interests,” said Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology. “With the great search tools available from objective sources like US News, nowadays it’s even easier for students to find quality programs in their area of interest. Our graduates are successful and in demand and this is yet another indicator of the quality faculty and programs in the school. We are very proud to hold so many spots at the top of the list.”
When students and parents search for certain majors, US News and other objective sources show ASC ranked very highly in many categories:
|US College Rank||Alfred State Program||Source||Description of Major|
|No. 1||Court and Realtime Reporting - Also 100% Online||US News & World Rpt.||Court Reporting|
|No. 1||Court and Realtime Reporting - Also 100% Online||StartClass.com Rank||Court Reporting|
|No. 3||Architectural Technology||Money Mag.||Architectural Technology|
|No. 5||Digital Media and Animation||Money Mag.||Animation, Interactive Technology|
|No. 6||Architectural Technology||StartClass.com Rank||Architectural Technology|
|No. 8||Financial Planning||Money Mag.||Financial Planning and Services|
|Top 9||Accounting||US News & World Rpt.||Accounting Technology|
|Top 9||Architectural Technology||US News & World Rpt.||Architectural Technology|
|No. 10||Digital Media and Animation||AffordableSchools.net||Most Affordable Bachelor's in Animation|
|No. 15||Accounting||StartClass.com Rank||Accounting Technology|
|No. 16||Financial Planning||StartClass.com Rank||Financial Planning and Services|
|No. 21||Digital Media and Animation||ClassStart.com Rank||Animation, Interactive Technology|
|Top 22||Digital Media and Animation||US News & World Rpt.||Animation, Interactive Technology|
|No. 23||Marketing||StartClass.com Rank||Sales, Distribution, and Marketing|
|Top 24||Marketing||US News & World Rpt.||Sales, Distribution, and Marketing|
|No. 24||Architecture||Money Mag.||Architecture|
|Top 25||Financial Planning||US News & World Rpt.||Financial Planning and Services|
The court and realtime reporting program is in high demand both for legal proceedings and for video captioning. The Court Reporters Association cites 5,500 job vacancies due to a lack of qualified applicants and an aging workforce. Alfred State offers classes in court reporting 100 percent online or on campus for earning either a certificate or associate degree. Recently a Rochester television station focused on the high demand for court reporters and estimated that the position may provide a $100,000 paycheck.
ASC offers students many tools to help discover which major is a good fit. One approach is to narrow down possibilities by evaluating the likelihood of landing a job in the chosen field. Dozens of the college’s degrees traditionally have more employers ready to hire than there are graduates. Students can see the list of majors with more jobs than graduates at www.AlfredState.edu/more-jobs.
A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at www.AlfredState.edu/rankings.