Students at ALC…
Obtain a Character-Based Education
Students are taught The Purpose Road Philosophy at ALC, which focuses on developing Christian-based morals and ethics. Additionally, students must complete courses in Leadership before graduating from ALC.
Participate in Service Learning
Students are provided with multiple volunteer opportunities, and can choose to participate in our Leadership Education Program to further their dedication to serving others.
Work for Their Education
ALC is one of seven work-study colleges in the nation. All full-time students at ALC work at least 10 hours a week to offset the cost of their education. Jobs range from grounds and janitorial duties to office positions and teacher assistants.
Don’t Pay Tuition
All students in the 108-county service area do not pay any out-of-pocket costs for tuition while attending ALC through the Appalachian Leaders Scholarship. This money is provided through the generous donations of people across the country.
Graduate Debt Free
For the past several years, ALC has consistently ranked as the Top College for Graduating Students with the Least Amount of Debt, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Receive Financial Assistance for Graduate School
Through the Caney Scholars Program, students who graduate from ALC and plan to pursue advanced degrees can receive financial support for their educational endeavors. Students attending the University of Kentucky also have the option of living in ALC’s Caney Cottage, a dormitory facility located in Lexington, rent and utility free.