Alfred State has once again made the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, tying for 22nd among the top regional colleges in the North for 2015. The college has also earned a seventh-place ranking among top public regional schools in the North.
This marks the eighth consecutive year Alfred State has made the prestigious list, tying this year with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology of Flushing, N.Y. According to U.S. News & World Report, Alfred State’s average freshman retention rate is 82 percent, up from 74 percent a year ago.
“We’re delighted that Alfred State continues to perform well on the national scene and we’re delighted with our faculty and staff for keeping us in incredible areas of ranking both state and nationally,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list is one of the most sought-after rankings among colleges and universities across the nation. Criteria this year included graduation rates, faculty resources rank, and student SAT and ACT scores.
“Again this year, we are proud to see so many of our SUNY campuses recognized as being among the best nationally by U.S. News and World Report,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “In every community across New York State, SUNY colleges and universities like Alfred State offer students top quality degree programs and applied learning opportunities that prepare them for success in today’s 21st-century global economy. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses making the list for 2015.”