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Alice Lloyd College is pleased to announce that it has been named the top college, among southern regional colleges and universities, 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.        Alice Lloyd College has been named 3rd among southern regional colleges in the south on the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list for the second consecutive year.  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, this year also marks the second consecutive year that ALC has been named to the Top 100 Most Selective Colleges list.  ALC ranked 7th in this category, appearing alongside such prestigious schools as Harvard and Yale and ranking higher than institutions such as Princeton, MIT, Columbia, and Duke University.      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 southern regional colleges in the south.  At the end of this fiscal year, ALC celebrated the highest alumni giving percentage in the College’s history.  A record 40% of alumni supported their alma mater.  With this kind of support, ALC will surely continue to rank high in this area for years to come.“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}Following the release of these rankings, WYMT-TV visited the ALC campus and spoke with Executive Vice President Jim Stepp about the importance of this national recognition. To watch this story, click here.