The 2019 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings show Alfred State College (ASC) coming in at No. 5 on the Top Public Schools list for Northern Regional Colleges. ASC is also a stellar No. 1 among SUNY regional colleges. When compared against all 94 public and private regional colleges in the 11-state northern region, Alfred State ranks No. 12, up two spots from last year.
“The entire campus should be proud of our success because this prestigious ranking is thanks to the dedication of our faculty, skills of our staff, and accomplishments of our students,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “Prospective students are looking for a college offering majors that are in-demand in the workplace. The next criteria is when many parents and students narrow their choices to in-state public schools for the best value. The 2019 report from US News clearly shows that Alfred State is number one among their choices.”
This is the 12th straight year for Alfred State to be 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. The respected Carnegie Classification lists a massive number of 729 such colleges offering bachelor’s and/or associate degrees. In the north, US News is very selective in only awarding a numeric ranking to 47 of these regional colleges for the 2019 list.
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 more than 1,800 colleges, with schools ranked on up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. More information is available on the ASC rankings website.