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ASC top 10 in US for schools with selected STEM majors

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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 Animation, Interactive Technology
No. 10 Digital Media and Animation Money Magazine Animation, Interactive Technology
No. 10 IT: Network Administration 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 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

A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at

student standing in front of a bunch of blue wires
Alfred State College is ranked fourth in the nation by Money Magazine for colleges with information technology: network administration.