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by Tiffany Owens, Director of Marketing and Communications

Alice Lloyd College is pleased to announce that it has once again been named the top college in the nation for graduating students with the least amount of average debt by U.S. News and World Report in their annual Best Colleges guide. ALC was also named a “Top Tier College” for overall academic quality.

Alice Lloyd College has also been named 4th among southern regional colleges 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 ranked 2nd when compared to the 2013 edition of Best Colleges in the category of selectivity.

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 regional colleges and universities and tied for 29th in the nation among all colleges and universities. At the end of this fiscal year, ALC celebrated the highest alumni giving percentage in the College’s history. A record 42% 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.”

Alice Lloyd College continues to educate mountain students for positions of leadership and service in Appalachia. ALC offers a quality education with tuition guaranteed to qualifying students in its 108-county service area.