U.S. News and World Report has announced their 2018 rankings, and Alice Lloyd College has once again earned impressive recognition in numerous categories. Nationally, among all colleges and universities, we were ranked
- #1 for student selectivity of 4%,
- #6 on the list of Great Schools, Great Prices,
- #6 for graduating students with the least amount of debt (68% of our graduates last year owed nothing), and
- #12 for alumni giving rate (47% for the fiscal year 2016-2017).
The Report also ranked Alice Lloyd College
- #1 among Southern Regional Colleges for graduating students with the least amount of debt,
- #1 among all Regional Colleges with a 45% alumni giving rate, and
- #2 among Southern Regional Colleges on the list of Great Schools, Great Prices.
U.S. News and World Report evaluates institutions based on several standards including academic quality and financial statistics. When asked about ALC’s ranking, President Joe Stepp said, “We are honored to be listed among the top colleges in the nation. Alice Lloyd College is a great institution and is truly a light in the mountains for Appalachian students. For 100 years we have educated some of the brightest and best leaders of our region. The U.S. News and World Report rankings are a testament to the work being done at ALC.”
One hundred years ago, Mrs. Lloyd made it her goal to educate the children of Appalachia by offering a high-quality, affordable, character-based education so students could earn a degree regardless of financial ability. Her mission and legacy live on through our dedicated faculty, staff, and wonderful friends who have made these achievements possible. It is with great humility that we are able to see the mission Mrs. Lloyd began so long ago earn national recognition today.