Alfred State is moving on up in the U.S. News and World Report ’s annual Best Colleges  rankings—now 17 (up from 23) among top regional colleges and universities in the North . The college has also earned a fifth place ranking among top public schools in the North . 2014 marks the seventh consecutive year Alfred State has made the prestigious list, which includes 23 other SUNY campuses.
“Our focus on project-based learning and commitment to student leadership through civic engagement has clearly been acknowledged, as we have risen steadily in the rankings over the last five years,” says Alfred State Interim President Valerie Nixon.
U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges list is one of the most sought-after rankings among colleges and universities across the nation. This year, the criteria included things like graduation rate performance, academic reputation, faculty resources, and student SAT and ACT test scores.
“As we continue to work with Governor Cuomo to position SUNY and New York to lead in affordability, access, and quality, and President Obama puts these issues into focus nationally, we are proud to be recognized and ranked favorably by U.S. News & World Report,” says SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “Congratulations to Alfred State and the many campuses representing SUNY on this list.”