ASC ranked top five in US for students seeking several in-demand majors

ASC ranked top five in US for students seeking several in-demand majors

With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College (ASC) students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study. It’s a big reason why 98 percent of ASC grads either have a job immediately after graduation or continue studies in another degree.

As a further testament to the quality of education students receive, 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 2021 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 heavy equipment operations and heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician. Niche.com ranked Alfred State among the top three schools offering automotive service technician and building trades: building construction.

Jeffrey Stevens, dean of Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, said, “We are extremely proud of these rankings because they clearly reflect the excellence of the programs, faculty, and students found within Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology. Our students receive a wealth of hands-on instruction and real-world experience, which ultimately leads to career success. From the moment our students graduate, they are job-ready and able to succeed and become leaders within their fields.”

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
No. 2 Building Trades: Building Construction Niche.com Building and Construction
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 Heavy Equipment Operations US News & World Report Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies
Top 4 Heavy Equipment, Truck and Diesel Technician US News & World Report Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies
Top 5 Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician US News & World Report Electrical and Power Transmission Installers

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 Automotive Service Technician Niche.com General Area of Study: Mechanics
No. 1 Building Trades: Building Construction Niche.com Building and Construction
No. 1 Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician US News & World Report Electrical and Power Transmission Installers
No. 1 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning US News & World Report Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
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 Masonry US News & World Report Masonry
No. 5 Culinary Arts Niche.com Culinary Arts
No. 7 Culinary Arts: Baking, Production and Management US News & World Report Culinary Arts and Related Services

A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at www.AlfredState.edu/rankings. In coming weeks, the college will announce additional national rankings related to studies in arts and sciences, architecture, management, and engineering Technology.

student with green hard hat on working on some wiring
Alfred State College is ranked in the top 3 for schools offering heating, ventilation, and
air conditioning by US News & World Report in its Best Colleges list. Pictured is Collin
Stauffer, of LeRoy, a 2020 graduate of Alfred State’s HVAC program.