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Alfred State, a residential college of technology, provides career-focused education enriched by the liberal arts.  With more than 70 dynamic majors—offering engaging course work in both traditional classrooms and the real world—Alfred State provides students with unparalleled preparation.


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Final Registration Day All day event
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 00:00

All day event

Greek Senate Beach Party 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - MacKenzie Quad: Come join 11 Greek houses for a fun afternoon in the sun! There will be music, food, lawn games, water...

Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield (Scrimmage) 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:00

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Classes Begin 8:00 AM
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:00

8:00 AM

Add/Drop Begins 9:00 AM
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 09:00

9:00 AM

Rochester Red Wings Baseball Game 7:05 PM
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 19:05

7:05 PM - Frontier Field - Hardball Café One Morrie Silver Way Rochester, NY 14608: Registration is now full. We’re headed to the ballpark!...

College Council Meeting 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Allegany Dining Room

Volleyball vs. Alfred U (Scrimmage) 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Orvis Gymnasium

Cross Country - Alfred State Invitational 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:00

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Cross Country Course

Women's Soccer vs. Cobleskill 6:00 PM
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Last Day to Add a Course All day event
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 00:00

All day event

Cross Country - Alumni Meet 10:00 AM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00

10:00 AM - Cross Country Course

Women's Soccer vs. Christendom 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 12:00

12:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 14:00

2:00 PM - Lake Lodge: Must have a reservationFor more information visit: http://www.alfredstateathletics.com/sports/xc/2016-17/releases/...

Football vs. Brockport 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Pitt-Bradford 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 15:00

3:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Last Day to Drop without Fee All day event
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 00:00

All day event

Census Date 11:00 AM
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 11:00

11:00 AM

Alfred State Keuka Lake Wine Trail 8:15 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:15

8:15 AM to 7:00 PM - Keuka Lake: Join us for a beautiful Harvest Celebration on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and reconnect with your fellow...

Football vs. Rochester 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 13:00

1:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. SUNY Canton 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 13:00

1:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. SUNY Canton 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 15:00

3:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Yankees vs. Red Sox Baseball - SUNY Alumni Event 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:30

5:30 PM - Off Campus: The New York Yankees will take on the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee StadiumWe are...

Men's Soccer vs. Pitt-Bradford 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 19:30

7:30 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Annual ACT Conference All day event
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 00:00

All day event - Fairport, NY

Fast Facts
23 Baccalaureate Degrees: BTech, BS, BBA, BArch
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Alfred State was ranked fourth on Accredited Schools Online’s list of Best Online Schools in New York for 2015-2016.Alfred State was ranked fourth on Accredited Schools Online’s list of Best Online Schools in New York for 2015-2016.
Ninety-nine percent employment and continuing education rate. Thirty-eight percent pursued advanced degrees, sixty-one percent are employed (ninety-two percent of those are in there chosen field). Ninety-nine percent employment and continuing education rate. Thirty-eight percent pursued advanced degrees, sixty-one percent are employed (ninety-two percent of those are in there chosen field).
Pioneer Athletics
19 NCAA DIII TEAMS: Baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball, Western Equestrian, wrestling.Pioneer Athletics
19 NCAA DIII TEAMS: Baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball, Western Equestrian, wrestling.
100+ clubs and organizations100+ clubs and organizations
Pioneer Profiles
Charles Richards

“You can have a hands-on experience here and there at other schools, but Alfred State is one of those places where they show you everything. There is nothing you cannot learn how to do or how to master.”

Charles Richards

Charles Richards

Culinary arts, '16

Being at Alfred State, Charles said, is like a second home because of the friendliness of the college community.

Charles Richards began honing his culinary arts skills a few years ago when he studied at the only culinary-based high school in New York City. After enrolling at Alfred State, Charles was able to expand his knowledge to include all facets of the food industry, from mass food production to fine dining, the latter of which is his favorite. He plans on pursuing either catering or becoming a private chef. Being at Alfred State, Charles said, is like a second home because of the friendliness of the college community.

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Olufunmilola Olojede

“I love the real-world learning aspect of my major so much. It made me fall in love with nursing so much more because I was able to do exactly what a nurse did.”

Olufunmilola Olojede

Olufunmilola Olojede

Nursing, '17

Though she admits nursing requires a lot of hard work, she acknowledges that it pays off in the end.

Although she initially chose to study nursing at the urging of her parents, Olufunmilola Olojede discovered her passion for the field at Alfred State. Specifically, she enjoys being able to help people, to feel like she could save somebody’s life, and also having the opportunity to not just learn, but to also apply the processes in clinical experiences.

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Aaron Aumick

“I’m definitely glad I made the choice to come to Alfred State. I know I’m pretty much guaranteed to have a job once I come out of this program.”

Aaron Aumick

Aaron Aumick

Building trades: building construction, '16

Through real-world experiences and receiving live, hands-on training every day, he is very confident about his future after graduation.

Aaron Aumick loves learning all of the different aspects of the construction world at Alfred State, from drywall, to interior surfaces, to rough framing. In his major, Aaron is being educated on how to build a house from the foundation to the last shingle on the roof. One very notable house Aaron helped construct was Team Alfred’s entry in the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

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Thomas Richards

“Getting involved in clubs and organizations can give you valuable experience outside of the classroom to help prepare you for the real world.”

Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Information technology: network administration, ‘07

Thomas, who entered the workforce immediately after graduation doing IT support, said the hands-on classes he took at Alfred State gave him more experience than other job candidates, and allowed him to land positions at Internet service providers, non-profits, and health care organizations prior to joining Cigital.

From making lifelong friendships, to gaining leadership skills, to becoming well-prepared for the workforce, the ways in which Thomas Richards benefited from his Alfred State experience are many. These days, Thomas is employed as a senior security consultant at Cigital, one of the world’s largest application security firms, which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices throughout the United States, Europe, and India.

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Elizabeth Glick

“My major has definitely given me the real-world experience that I need. Sitting in a classroom can only teach you so much. You definitely have to be out there doing the things you are learning about. I feel like I’m going to be more successful in life as a result of the hands-on aspect of my major.”

Elizabeth Glick

Elizabeth Glick

Mechanical engineering technology, '17

After she graduates, Elizabeth plans on designing equipment for the Navy. Her Alfred State education has not only helped prepare her for a career, it has given her the confidence to succeed.

Before deciding to attend Alfred State, Elizabeth Glick had heard about the school’s strong mechanical engineering technology program through friends of hers, who had “only positive things to say” about the college. Also making her decision to enroll easier were the peaceful, welcoming atmosphere on campus; the 20-1 student-faculty ratio; and of course, the college’s emphasis on hands-on learning.

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Robert Mahany

“The stuff that we do in class relates 100 percent to the job. We learn what to do and then we get to go out there and do it, and that’s the fun part.”

Robert Mahany

Robert Mahany

Construction management, '17

“Clubs and organizations are so beneficial to your growth as a student, as a human being, and I think everyone should dive into them and enjoy them and have fun.”

Like many Alfred State students, Robert Mahany’s education extends outside the classroom walls. As an intern at a Tonawanda-based mechanical contractor, he was able to get hands-on project management experience, which he also received this summer at an internship in Washington, DC with a leading international infrastructure group. Whether he’s learning the theory or putting it into practice, Robert knows he is being prepared well for the next step after graduation.

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Nahillah High

“I learned how to talk to them, be on their level, and still treat them as mature because some of them really are advanced,” she said. “It’s amazing.”

Nahillah High

Nahillah High

Human services, '15

Nahillah said she likes that the faculty “know you personally, rather than just as a number,” and that the classes are thought-provoking. She said what she enjoyed most about her major was learning how to apply certain skills to everyday life, such as talking to people.

After watching TV shows such as Law and Order and Criminal Minds, and researching the field of forensic psychology, Nahillah High was certain of what career path she wanted to take. However, after Alfred State helped her land an internship at the Alfred Montessori School, she changed her mind. Rather than become a forensic psychologist, Nahillah decided she wanted to be a child psychologist instead.

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Dr. Aniko Constantine

“I feel as if I make a difference in the quality of their writing, their ability to graduate from Alfred State, and their ability to work at a job at some point in the future, where their writing skills are going to be called upon and their communication skills are going to be asked for.”

Dr. Aniko Constantine

Dr. Aniko Constantine

Getting to know Annie

Dr. Aniko Constantine’s true legacy is her impact on students.

In her 40-plus years of teaching English at Alfred State, Dr. Aniko Constantine has won awards, become a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, and donated money for scholarships and a legacy gift in the form of a $100,000 annuity. Yet Constantine’s true legacy isn’t measured in achievements or dollars and cents, but rather by the impact she has had on her students. Play video

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Dr. James Ferry

"The one thing that hasn't changed viscerally at Alfred State," said Ferry, "is the culture; faculty are here because they want to teach students and foster their full potentials."

Dr. James Ferry

Dr. James Ferry

Agronomy (AAS), '63

James and Marilyn Ferry donated $10,000 to support the James G. and Marilyn A. Ferry Endowed Scholarship.

Dr. Ferry received his AAS degree in agronomy from Alfred State in 1963 followed by BS and MS degrees from the University of Georgia. He continued his education with a PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois in 1974. He was appointed assistant professor of microbiology at Virginia Tech in 1976, where he rose to the rank of professor.

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Taylor Battaglia

“I had a job offer in hand and signed and was ready to go, which was a huge relief because I didn’t have to do any job searching when I was all done with college.”

Taylor Battaglia

Taylor Battaglia

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS), '10

For Taylor Battaglia, the hands-on learning he received at Alfred State was invaluable once he entered the workforce.

“I think Alfred State really gave me the experience of what it would be like to be working, partially because it wasn’t just sit down, have someone talk at you for an hour,” Taylor said. “It’s one thing to look at it in a textbook, but it’s another thing to actually hold it in your hand. It’s a totally different experience.”

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Chad Dispenza

“All of the experiences (I’ve had), in terms of leadership opportunities, in terms of involvement, in terms of getting out of my shell, trying new things, all of the things that have really become my strengths, were from opportunities I had at Alfred State,” he said, “and that’s just from stepping up and getting involved.”

Chad Dispenza

Chad Dispenza

Information technology: web development, ‘06

Dispenza became less shy through getting involved with many clubs and organizations on campus.

In his senior year of high school, Buffalo native Chad Dispenza was voted shyest person in his class. But once he came to Alfred State, he came out of his shell. “At the football games, every time we scored a touchdown, I would run down onto the field and do as many sit-ups as we would have points,” he said, “and the cheerleaders would yell at me.”

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Lisa Reynolds

"Online classes are different. They offer a lot of flexibility. I can sit down at the end of the nightshift and work on them. Or during a lunch break, I can sit down for a half an hour and work on a discussion board. It takes a lot of self-discipline, but it’s really great for someone who has a busy schedule."

Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds

Nursing BSN, '13, Chemical Dependency Rehab, New Horizons Inpatient at Binghamton General

Lisa Reynolds will be the first to tell you, nursing wasn't her first choice. In fact, she had a lot of conflicting ideas about what to do with her life before entering college.

“To be honest, I sort of fell into nursing as a major. I looked at a lot of schools, thought about pre-med, law enforcement, everything. In high school I considered psychology as well,” Lisa says. Today she’s a 2013 graduate of the nursing bachelor’s degree program at Alfred State, and she’s working in the dynamic field of psychiatric nursing at one of the largest hospitals in Binghamton, N.Y.

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Al Styrcula

“As a result of that education that I had received at Alfred State, I just stayed in my field and I found it very enjoyable and it became very successful for me.”

Al Styrcula

Al Styrcula

General business management, '59

When Albert Styrcula entered the workforce in 1959, he was fresh out of college, having just graduated that year from Alfred State with an associate degree in general business management.

He started out at Foodcraft Inc., a small processing and distribution company that dealt in dairy products. His jobs varied from accounting work to driving trucks to delivering milk to washing bottles. However, by 1972, Styrcula had worked his way up to the top of Foodcraft, becoming CEO and chairman of the board, positions he held until 1988, when Uni-Marts Inc. acquired the company. During that time, the company’s sales increased from $2 million to $50 million under Styrcula’s leadership.

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Patty Padilla

“In my head I always had all these ideas and stories; this major helps me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

Patty Padilla

Patty Padilla

Digital Media and Animation, ‘15

Patty Padilla, a Manhattan resident, came to Alfred State undecided until she met a student in the Digital Media and Animation Department.

“In my head I always had all these ideas and stories; this major helps me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

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Courtney Cardinal

“My years at Alfred State provided me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a student, creating the work ethic I needed to prepare me for the tedious and hard work that was expected of me at college, and now even more so in the doctorate program I am currently in.”

Courtney Cardinal

Courtney Cardinal

Forensic science technology (BS), biological science (AAS), ‘13

Courtney Cardinal, of Depew, will be the first to tell you that her strong work ethic and leadership skills were the direct result of her programs and getting involved on campus.

A 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipient, Courtney joined Student Senate as the activities chair and later became president of that organization. In addition, she co-founded Live to Fight, a group that brings awareness to all types of cancer and terminal diseases.

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Christy Dodd

"I have a really broad idea of my passions, but, for the most part, I want to have a life I’m proud of. I want to be successful in everything I do. So, I equate my passion with achieving my aspirations."

Christy Dodd

Christy Dodd

Forensic Science Technology, ‘16

This forensic science major has big dreams—and she’s making them come true at Alfred State.

Christy Dodd is a force to be reckoned with. She’s been entertainment chair for the Alfred Programing Board, communications chair for Civic Engagement Advocates, a student ambassador, a gold level in the Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program, a member of the honors program, and she’s on the swim team.

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Travis Harvey

“I heard about how good the major here was, and it was really one of the few schools that offered it with both hands-on training and the green building aspect.”

Travis Harvey

Travis Harvey

Building Construction, ’14, Technology Management, ’16

West Almond native Travis Harvey is passionate about all things green—from renewable energy and resources to green building techniques. “I think it’s the future, it’s where things are going, and it just makes sense.”

Travis was attracted to the building construction major at Alfred State because of the incredible hands-on learning opportunities it offers. “I heard about how good the major here was, and it was really one of the few schools that offered it with both hands-on training and the green building aspect.”

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Ryan Dontoh

“I was put into an environment that I call a ‘practice job’ and I came out the other side with the utmost confidence in my abilities. The real-world work on vehicles combined with the history, technical knowledge, and explanations as to why we do what we do, was a great learning experience.”

Ryan Dontoh

Ryan Dontoh

Autobody repair, ‘13

In his major, Ryan had the opportunity to gain live, hands-on experience as a technician, and work alongside instructors that were very well-versed in their field.

Ryan Dontoh can attest that Alfred State played a huge role in helping him become the person he is today. The Dryden native is now employed as a senior build technician at Local Motors, Inc. out of Phoenix, AZ, a company he established a relationship with while taking part in the Fireball Run competition as an Alfred State student. Also, joining the Psi Delta Omega Fraternity and the Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program (EPLP), he says, helped make him into a leader.

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Roger O’Toole

“Everything I learned in class I’m using every day of the week out here. The professors are also licensed surveyors who take a lot of pride in what they do and the organizations they are a part of. I frequently go to professional meetings myself, and my professors are always there, eager to introduce me to people they know in the industry.”

Roger O’Toole

Roger O’Toole

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology, ’14

After 15 years dreaming of going back to school, Roger O’Toole of Dansville took the leap and applied to Alfred State. 

Although he holds a degree in forestry, the college’s four-year, ABET accredited program in surveying and geomatics engineering technology was a better fit for his career aspirations.

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Zach Diangelo

“Having two degrees will make me a more competitive job applicant. The more versatile you are and the more you know, the more marketable you are.”

Zach Diangelo

Zach Diangelo

Automotive Technology, '14, Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician, '16

Zach Diangelo, of Nunda, has a love of all things fast, powerful, and four-wheeled.

“I really love working on cars. I love seeing how I can make them go faster and be more powerful. My dream is to work on Lamborghinis and Mercedes.” In his automotive service technician major at Alfred State, hands-on learning is key. “You’re working on live customer vehicles and troubleshooting real problems. You’re out there figuring out what you need to do just like you would on the job. Hands-on learning and knowing the vehicles from the ground up makes a big difference.”

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Emily Slayton

"I wanted to spend more time under the hood rather than just rushing through the theory."

Emily Slayton

Emily Slayton

Welding Technology, '15

“I’m a girl working in what people think of as a man’s field, but I’ve never let that define me,” says Avoca resident Emily Slayton. “I found a lot of respect and support at Alfred State.”

Emily discovered her talent for welding in high school and chose Alfred State because she wanted an education that would give her the experience she needed to be confident entering the field. “I didn’t just want the piece of paper. I wanted a good degree with an in-depth education and real experience. I wanted to spend more time under the hood rather than just rushing through the theory. And we have really awesome professors who come from all walks of life and different trades. When we do get out in the real world, we’ll definitely be more prepared for it.”

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Mary Huntington

“I just go to things, just to make a presence, because I enjoy what the college has.”

Mary Huntington

Mary Huntington

First lady of Alfred State from 1964 to 1986

An enduring and endearing presence

You may have seen her at an Alfred State sporting event, at Commencement, or exercising at the Orvis Strength and Conditioning Center.

Mary Huntington has had a strong presence at Alfred State and the nearby community since 1964, when she became first lady of the college after her husband, David, took over as the school’s seventh president. David Huntington, for whom the Huntington Administration Building on the Alfred campus is named, served as head of the college until 1986.



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Bill Buckner

“I think you learn a lot more by doing.”

Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner

Building Trades: Building Construction, ‘15

Alfred State, Buckner said, is very veteran-friendly. He said what he enjoys most about the college is, without question, the hands-on aspect.

When former Army Master Sgt. Bill Buckner decided to attend college to learn building trades, he wanted some hands-on work, rather than sitting in a classroom all day, so he chose to earn his degree at Alfred State. “I didn’t want to write a whole bunch of papers. In my major, you sit in a classroom for an hour or two in the morning and then you apply what you’ve been taught. Plus, you’re more active.”

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Jordon Williams

“The hands-on aspect at Alfred State has helped me get ready for the career I want because we’re getting all of that information that we need, all that training that we need, besides just reading from a book. We’re getting that hands-on experience that employers are looking for.”

Jordon Williams

Jordon Williams

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician, ‘15

Williams said he would like to become a wind turbine technician after graduating from Alfred State. He said the faculty have helped him out tremendously and that the college has given him the knowledge and confidence he needs to have when entering the workforce.

After completing his service in the Marine Corps, Jordon Williams began researching colleges to attend. His search ultimately brought him to Alfred State. “It had the best program for what I wanted to do.” Williams said he would like to become a wind turbine technician after graduating from Alfred State. He said the faculty have helped him out tremendously and that the college has given him the knowledge and confidence he needs to have when entering the workforce.

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Financing Your Future
An Alfred State education is high quality—ranked sixth among top public schools and 19 among top colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report—but it’s also an investment with a reasonable price tag. An Alfred State education is high quality—ranked sixth among top public schools and 19 among top colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report—but it’s also an investment with a reasonable price tag.
Over 88 percent of students share in over $46 million in financial aid annually.
Our grads aren’t walking away with overwhelming debt; they’re walking away with job offers. Compare the cost of colleges you’re considering!
Offering scholarships totaling $4.1M in various categories, based on merit, with no need to repay!
Amazing out-of-state tuition rate! Our cost for out-of-state baccalaureate tuition & fees is 25% lower than the national average*.
*Data source, the College BoardAmazing out-of-state tuition rate! Our cost for out-of-state baccalaureate tuition & fees is 25% lower than the national average*.
*Data source, the College Board