Rankings and Awards

Rankings and Awards

Each year Alfred State is grateful to be recognized for the college's excellence and achievements, including top national rankings. These honors are updated each September. Is Alfred State College a good school? Yes and we can prove it.

We are proud and honored by many prestigious and reputable organizations. With accolades from US News & World Report to high student rankings on Niche and others, listed below are some of the ways in which the college has earned rankings as the best.

Alfred State College students are seeing a high return on investment (ROI) according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. In Western New York, Alfred State is No. 1 for money earned in the first ten years of a career versus how much was invested for the education. Read more about ASC's high return on investment.

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. The honors listed below include links to all web rankings that are publicly available without a subscription to the ranking organization's website. Updated Sept. 2022.

Top College Rankings with Selected Majors

When searching for the best school for your career path, you'll find that Alfred State College is ranked Top 10 in the nation or No. 1 in New York for most of our majors. A detailed alphabetized list of all the Top College Rankings with Selected Majors is updated as of Nov. 2022.

16 Top-Ranked Bachelor's Degrees:

29 Top-Ranked Associate Degrees:

Most Affordable & Best Rankings


Student Experience Honors


College Faculty & Staff Excellence