Hit the Ground Running...

Hit the Ground Running...

Roam our Campus: Pioneer your Future

More and more students are making Alfred State College (ASC) their top choice. An astounding 98 percent of our graduates land a job and start their career or choose to further their education. That success is one reason why US News ranks ASC the No. 1 SUNY Regional College along with top marks for Social Mobility, Least Debt, Best Value, and Best for Vets. 

Choose Your Career Path

Other colleges tell you to pick a major. Instead, we say find the career you want:

See our full list of majors and choose from 4-year or 2-year degrees.  If you're not sure yet, no worries. We also have tons of advice for undecided students. For working adults looking to add skills for a promotion or to change careers, online learning is flexible, affordable, and valuable.

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Hit the ground running...

That's our motto at Alfred State. It started because employers kept telling us our graduates have career skills that outperform everyone else. A successful start for your new career is how you will "hit the ground running..."  

Every program at Alfred State includes project-based education, hands-on learning, and individual attention to empower you to land a great job or be your own boss. To help you build your career skills, we have hundreds of labs and hands-on opportunities.

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Quality Education

Student Life

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Affordable and a Great Value

A campus population of approximately 3,500 students makes us "right-sized." Not too small to limit activities, and not too big or impersonal. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1, professors know their students at Alfred State, so you'll receive the best preparation for a great career.

Make Yourself at Home

Letchworth Park, NY 1 Hour Rochester, NY 1.5 Hours
Buffalo, NY 2 Hours Syracuse, NY 2.5 Hours
Scranton, PA 3 Hours Toronto, ON 3.5 Hours
Pittsburgh, PA 4 Hours Albany, NY 4.5 Hours
Adirondacks, NY 5 Hours Philadelphia, PA 5.5 Hours
Washington, DC 6 Hours New York, NY 6.5 Hours
Montreal, QB 7 Hours Cincinnati, OH 7.5 Hours
Indianapolis, IN 8 Hours Louisville, KY 8.5 Hours

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Student Success Stories

Kaitlin Rabenstein working on the network

Kaitlin Rabenstein | Network Administration

Kaitlin is excited to apply the knowledge that she learned in the workplace.

As an Alfred State network administration student, Kaitlin has had plenty of valuable hands-on learning experiences, whether it’s participating in tech competitions, joining the Pioneer Security Team, or developing an app to help raise awareness about phishing scams.

Kaitlin definitely feels that Alfred State is preparing her to be successful in her career.

Kiara Edwards works with a cat

Kiara Edwards | Vet Tech

Kiara loves working with animals.

When searching for vet tech majors in New York State, Kiara came across Alfred State’s program and discovered how hands on it is. This greatly appealed to her, as did the fact that the college has its own farm and Vet Tech Center.

“This was my first choice. I was really excited.”
Looking back, Kiara knows she made the right choice.

“This is a tough program, but at the end, you come out the best veterinary technician that you can be.” 

Brian Hierl in the nursing lab

Brian Hierl | Nursing

Brian felt very comfortable when he returned to school as an adult learner.

After completing 24 years of service in the Air Force, Brian knew he wanted to go to school for nursing. 

This field, he noted, would give him opportunities to progress and to help people. When conducting his college search, he looked into Alfred State, and came away impressed.

“Researching the school in general, everything I saw said that they are very action-oriented, meaning they focus on the skills you need to have to actually perform. The hands-on experience was very important.”

Nizair Evans works in the shop

Nizair Evans | Heavy Equipment, Truck and Diesel Technology

Nizair is getting a hands-on education doing what he loves – working on large vehicles.

“My knowledge is through the roof now. Before, when I first got here, I had just a basic overall knowledge of my field. Now, I can completely diagnose and go into depth about what I need to do if there’s a problem.”

Nizair strongly recommends his program to interested students.

"If you want to take your career path seriously, you need to come here."