Rankings and Awards

#1 SUNY photo with Dr. Mauro and studentsNumber One in So Many Ways

Alfred State College should be your top choice.

Is Alfred State College a Good School?

Yes, and we can prove it. When students are searching for their major, most of our programs have ASC ranked on a national top 10 list and/or the best in New York State. Honors include the US News & World Report Best Colleges list, high scores from student reviews, and additional national rankings. Listed below are some of the ways in which the college is grateful for being named the best

US News & World Report: Best Colleges

The prestigious US News list compares Alfred State to all Northern Regional Colleges in an 11-state territory of the northeastern US along with our fellow State University of New York (SUNY) institutions. The honors listed below include links to all web rankings that are publicly available without a subscription to the ranking organization's website. Updated September 2023.

Top College Rankings with Selected Majors

A detailed alphabetized list of all the Top College Rankings with Selected Majors is updated as of November 2022.

Top-Ranked for 14 Bachelor's Degrees:

Top-Ranked for 29 Associate Degrees:

Number One Online Learning Honors

In addition to being ranked by US News as the #1 SUNY Regional College, and a Georgetown Study proved that ASC graduates have the highest 10-year earnings versus costs of any school in Western New York. Bachelor's Degree Center lists ASC #1 in New York State as the most affordable for business students. Alfred State is also highly acclaimed for students seeking these majors:

Most Affordable & Best Rankings


Campus Experience Honors


Student, Faculty, & Staff Excellence