With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study. In fact, 99 percent either have a job immediately after graduation or continue studies for another degree.
As a further testament to the quality of education students receive at the Wellsville campus, US News & World Report and Niche.com have listed Alfred State among the top five colleges in the country for schools offering several majors.
According to US News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list, Alfred State achieved a No. 1 ranking among all schools offering masonry. US News also ranked ASC among the top three schools for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and top four for building trades: building construction. Niche.com ranked Alfred State among the top three schools with automotive service technician.
Jeffrey Stevens, dean of Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, said, “This is indeed a proud moment. These recognitions show the excellence of our faculty and students. Our graduates not only have the skills to get their careers off to a high-paying start, but they also know the meaning of a strong work ethic and the importance of high-quality customer service. We deliver the total package of training that allows graduates to excel with their employers and to not only be team players, but leaders within the industry.”
A number of objective sources allow students to search for schools offering a specific major throughout the US, and rank Alfred State highly in several program categories:
|US Ranking||Alfred State Program||Source||Major Description|
|No. 1||Masonry||US News & World Report||Masonry|
|Top 3||Automotive Service Technician||Niche.com||General Area of Study: Mechanics|
|Top 3||Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning||US News & World Report||HVAC Technology|
|Top 4||Building Trades: Building Construction||US News & World Report||Construction Trades, Other|
Alfred State is also ranked highly among New York colleges offering these selected applied technology majors:
|NY Ranking||Alfred State Program||Source||Major Description|
|No. 1||Autobody Repair||US News & World Report||Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies|
|No. 1||Heavy Equipment Operations||US News & World Report||Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies|
|No. 1||Heavy Equipment, Truck and Diesel Technician||US News & World Report||Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies|
|No. 1||Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician||US News & World Report||Electrical and Power Transmission, General|
|No. 4||Culinary Arts||Niche.com||Culinary Arts|
A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at www.AlfredState.edu/rankings.