No. 1 US college for court reporting

No. 1 US college for court reporting

When considering colleges, many students are searching not only for the right school but also for the right career path. Alfred State College (ASC) is ranked near the top of the class when students search for several degrees in architecture, design, and business.

Alfred State ranks No. 1 for court reporting according to US News and World Report's 2018 Best Colleges list. ASC is also the only ranked school offering the major. In all, Alfred State placed on national top 10 lists nine times for the selected majors.

“Alfred State has many strong programs and career-ready options for students with technical, financial, or artistic interests,” said Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology. “With the great search tools available from objective sources like US News, nowadays it’s even easier for students to find quality programs in their area of interest. Our graduates are successful and in demand and this is yet another indicator of the quality faculty and programs in the school. We are very proud to hold so many spots at the top of the list.”

When students and parents search for certain majors, US News and other objective sources show ASC ranked very highly in many categories:

US College Rank Alfred State Program Source Description of Major
No. 1 Court and Realtime Reporting - Also 100% Online US News & World Rpt. Court Reporting
No. 1 Court and Realtime Reporting - Also 100% Online Rank Court Reporting
No. 3 Architectural Technology Money Mag. Architectural Technology
No. 5 Digital Media and Animation Money Mag. Animation, Interactive Technology
No. 6 Architectural Technology Rank Architectural Technology
No. 8 Financial Planning Money Mag. Financial Planning and Services
Top 9 Accounting US News & World Rpt. Accounting Technology
Top 9 Architectural Technology US News & World Rpt. Architectural Technology
No. 10 Digital Media and Animation Most Affordable Bachelor's in Animation
No. 15 Accounting Rank Accounting Technology
No. 16 Financial Planning Rank Financial Planning and Services
No. 21 Digital Media and Animation Rank Animation, Interactive Technology
Top 22 Digital Media and Animation US News & World Rpt. Animation, Interactive Technology
No. 23 Marketing Rank Sales, Distribution, and Marketing
Top 24 Marketing US News & World Rpt. Sales, Distribution, and Marketing
No. 24 Architecture Money Mag. Architecture
Top 25 Financial Planning US News & World Rpt. Financial Planning and Services

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. Recently a Rochester television station focused on the high demand for court reporters and estimated that the position may provide a $100,000 paycheck.

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. Students can see the list of majors with more jobs than graduates at

A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at

Court reporting student

Alfred State is preparing court and realtime reporting students for an in-demand, high-paying job. The college is the only school on US News and World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges list to offer such a major.