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ASC is the No. 1 SUNY and No. 9 for All Northern Regional Colleges

ASC is the No. 1 SUNY and No. 9 for All Northern Regional Colleges

Alfred State College (ASC) continues to be a top choice for prospective students, including a No. 1 ranking among SUNY regional colleges.

The 2021 US News & World Report Best Colleges list of northern regional colleges also shows ASC tied for No. 6 in the Top Public Schools. When compared to all public and private colleges in the 11-state northern region, Alfred State is tied for No. 9, up one spot from last year.

“We are delighted that we have not only been named to US News & World Report’s Best Colleges list once again, but that we continue to maintain or improve our excellent rankings every year,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “This is a collective achievement involving the efforts of our students, faculty, and staff alike. I commend everyone involved in making Alfred State a top choice for prospective students every year.”

This is the 14th straight year ASC is highly ranked by the publication. The US News definition of a regional college is one that focuses on undergraduate education with less than 50 percent of the degrees in liberal arts disciplines. This makes for a more career-ready graduate. In the north, US News is very selective in only awarding a numeric ranking to 53 northern regional colleges for the 2021 list.

Northern Regional College top 10 honors for Alfred State include:

•    No. 1 SUNY among northern regional colleges.
•    No. 1 (tie) Colleges with 2,000+ enrollment, both public and private.
•    No. 3 Best Value among northern public colleges.
•    No. 3 Colleges with out-of-state tuition under $15,000, both public and private.
•    No. 3 (tie) Best Colleges for Veterans among northern public colleges.
•    No. 3 (tie) Best Colleges for Veterans among northern public and private colleges.
•    No. 6 (tie) Top Public Schools in northern region.
•    No. 6 (tie) Highest Social Mobility among northern public colleges.
•    No. 7 Best Value among northern public and private colleges.
•    No. 9 (tie) Best among northern public and private colleges.

US News & World Report’s Best Colleges list is one of the most sought-after rankings among colleges and universities across the nation. The rankings include data on 1,452 colleges with schools ranked in 17 areas related to academic excellence.

Big Blue and masked students giving a thumbs up
Alfred State has plenty to cheer about after learning of its rankings in the 2021 US News & World Report Best Colleges list.