Alfred State College

Alfred State College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alfred State College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Alfred State College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alfred State College was awarded 124 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is motorcycle maintenance and repair technology/technician.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Alfred State as #1,223 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Alfred State also holds the #115 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alfred State?

Acceptance Rate

Alfred State College has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Alfred State.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Alfred State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alfred State College  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Alfred State College  ( 470 to 570 )
Alfred State received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Alfred State College  ( 19 to 25 )

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Alfred State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alfred State College is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alfred State College is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alfred State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Alfred State College has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Alfred State the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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Alfred State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,780 undergraduates at Alfred State with 3,482 being full-time and 298 being part-time.

How Much Does Alfred State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Alfred State is $16,630. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alfred State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,700 $14,872 $18,562 $18,899 $22,736

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alfred State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Alfred State, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,372 a year. That adds up to $29,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alfred State is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alfred State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alfred State make about $41,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Alfred State College make the most money.

Location of Alfred State College

Located in Alfred, New York, Alfred State College is a public institution. Alfred is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Alfred State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 800-425-3733

Alfred State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 79 $29,500
Nursing 44 NA
Mechanical Engineering Technology 39 $51,500
Information Technology 24 $46,700
Graphic Communications 21 $16,700
Construction Management 21 $53,600
Health & Physical Education 17 NA
Human Resource Management 16 $29,300
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 15 NA
General Architecture 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alfred State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alfred State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,066 students took at least one online class at Alfred State College. This is an increase from the 944 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,066 415
2017-2018 944 384
2016-2017 891 341
2015-2016 817 331
2013-2014 359 359

Learn more about online learning at Alfred State College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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