For students looking to enter into court reporting or any number of in-demand STEM-related fields such as information technology, surveying, or architectural technology, Alfred State College is rated an excellent choice by several online ranking resources.
According to US News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges list, ASC is the only ranked school offering court reporting, making Alfred State tops on the list. In all, Alfred State placed on national top 10 lists 10 times among schools offering selected majors found within the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology (SAMET).
Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, said, “Our dedicated faculty work hard to support our students and programs. We are honored as these rankings reflect the rigor and quality of the professional programs in SAMET. It’s hard to beat an Alfred State degree.”
When students and parents search for certain majors, US News, Money Magazine, and other objective sources show ASC ranked very highly among colleges offering similar programs:
|US College Rank||Alfred State Program||Sources||Major Description|
|No. 1||Court and Realtime Reporting||US News & World Report||Court Reporting|
|No. 3||IT: Applications Software Development||Money Magazine||Computer Programming, Specific Applications|
|No. 4||Architectural Technology||Money Magazine||Architectural Technology|
|No. 4||IT: Network Administration||Money Magazine||System, Networking and LAN/WAN Management|
|No. 4||IT: Web Development||Money Magazine||Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster|
|No. 4||Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology||Money Magazine||Surveying Technology|
|No. 5||Computer Engineering Technology||Money Magazine||Computer Engineering Technology|
|No. 10||Digital Media and Animation||AffordableSchools.net||Animation, Interactive Technology|
|No. 10||Digital Media and Animation||Money Magazine||Animation, Interactive Technology|
|No. 10||IT: Network Administration||AffordableSchools.net||System, Networking and LAN/WAN Management|
|No. 11||Mechanical Engineering Technology||Money Magazine||Mechanical Engineering Technology|
|No. 12||Cyber Security||Money Magazine||Computer and Information Systems Security|
|No. 12||IT: Web Development||AffordableSchools.net||Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster|
|No. 12||IT: Network Administration||US News & World Report||System, Networking and LAN/WAN Management|
|Top 13||Accounting||US News & World Report||Accounting Technology|
|Top 13||IT: Applications Software Development||US News & World Report||Computer Programming, Specific Applications|
|Top 13||Architectural Technology||US News & World Report||Architectural Technology|
|No. 15||Electrical Engineering Technology||Money Magazine||Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering|
|No. 15||Financial Planning||Money Magazine||Financial Planning|
|Top 20||IT: Web Development||US News & World Report||Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster|
|Top 23||Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology||US News & World Report||Surveying Technology|
|Top 28||Marketing||US News & World Report||Sales, Distribution, and Marketing|
|Top 31||Financial Planning||US News & World Report||Financial Planning|
|Top 34||Computer Engineering Technology||US News & World Report||Computer Engineering Technology|
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.
Job opportunities for graduates of information technology programs are numerous, as well, due to the solid foundation in all the major areas of computer information technology and systems. With the growth of GIS, GPS, and geomatics, and a surge in retirements, the job outlook in the field of surveying is also exceptional.
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, including many of those listed above. 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.