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{nl} {nl}ALC Ranked Top College{nl} {nl}Alice Lloyd College is pleased to announce that it once again has been named the top college in America for graduating students with the least amount of average debt by U.S. News and World Report in their annual America’s Best College guide.  ALC was also named a “Top Tier College” for overall academic quality.  {nl} {nl}This year also marks Alice Lloyd College’s first appearance on two additional ranking scales used in this college guide.  ALC has been named 3rd among baccalaureate colleges in the south on the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list.  This category uses statistics about the academic quality of a school and then incorporates financial statistics about the institution to arrive at the final rankings.  In short, the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.  Additionally, ALC has been named to the Top 100 Most Selective Colleges list.  ALC ranked 11th in this category, appearing alongside such prestigious schools as Harvard and Princeton and ranking higher than institutions such as Duke University and Johns Hopkins University.{nl} {nl}Alumni giving also continues to be a strong category for Alice Lloyd College.  This year, ALC has been named the top college for alumni giving among all baccalaureate colleges in the south and 4th among all baccalaureate colleges in the nation.  In fact, the annual alumni giving percentage was higher than 93% of all other colleges and universities nationwide. {nl} {nl}“Alice Lloyd College is an exceptional college committed to providing Appalachian students with an affordable, character-based education,” commented Alice Lloyd College President, Joe Stepp. “We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence and commitment to Appalachian families.” {nl}