Vet tech, HIT programs among top 10 in the nation

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Alfred State College (ASC) recently had two of its programs - veterinary technology and health information technology (HIT) – ranked in the top 10 in the nation. In addition, several ranking sites have rated the college highly when comparing all US schools offering these and other programs within the School of Arts and Sciences.

According to TheBestColleges.org, Alfred State ranks No. 3 in the nation for veterinary technology. TheBestSchools.org, places the college No. 8 in the US for health information technologies. US News and World Report also ranks ASC highly among schools offering these two programs, in the top 13 nationally for HIT, and one of the top 19 ranked schools with veterinary technology.

Alfred State is ranked in the top 30 nationwide among schools offering nursing, forensic science technology, environmental technology, and diagnostic medical sonography.

“We are very pleased that the national rankings affirm the hard work and dedication of our faculty, who are among the best in their fields,” said Dr. Daniel Katz, dean of Alfred State’s School of Arts and Sciences. “Top employers nationwide consistently seek out our students for their exceptional skills and knowledge. Additionally, we are thrilled about our launch of a brand-new department in Allied Health that came about in response to the demands for new programs, such as diagnostic medical sonography. Our school and its programs will continue to grow, excel, and meet the demands of employers.”

A number of objective sources allow students to search for schools offering a specific major, and rank Alfred State highly in several program categories:

US Program Rank Program Source Major Description
No. 3 Veterinary Technology TheBestColleges.org Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
No. 8 Health Information Technology TheBestSchools.org Health Information Technology
No. 11 Nursing RN to BS in Nursing OnlineU.org Affordable Online Ranking for Nursing
No. 37 Nursing RN to BS in Nursing AffordableColleges.com Affordable Online Ranking for Nursing

Alfred State is also ranked highly among US colleges offering these selected arts and sciences majors.

US College Rank Program Source Major Description
Top 13 Health Information Technology US News & World Report Health Information/Medical Records Technology
Top 19 Veterinary Technology US News & World Report Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
No. 25 Forensic Science Technology Money Magazine Forensic Science and Technology
Top 27 Environmental Technology US News & World Report Environmental Control Technologies
Top 30 Diagnostic Medical Sonography US News & World Report Diagnostic Medical Sonography

To respond to the high demand for graduates and interest among students, some of the college’s healthcare degrees are available both on campus and 100 percent online. Health information technology (HIT), healthcare management, and nursing programs attract interest from many current healthcare workers. Online learning is a convenient way to earn a degree and advance the career of a working adult. A full list of majors available for online students is at www.AlfredState.edu/online.

A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at www.AlfredState.edu/rankings.

two female vet students in lab with a dog
Alfred State is ranked third in the nation among schools with veterinary technology. Source: TheBestColleges.org.