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IMG_3788-resizeU.S. News and World Report ranked Alice Lloyd College number one among regional colleges in the south on the list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.” The College is also a repeat winner among southern regional colleges and universities for graduating students with the least amount of debt. U.S. News and World Report also named Alice Lloyd College a top tier institution, second among regional colleges and universities for student selectivity, and second for alumni giving among regional colleges and universities.

In addition to being recognized regionally, Alice Lloyd College ranked fifth among all national colleges and universities for graduating students with the least amount of average debt. The College also ranked ninth in the nation for student selectivity. This fall, a record 4,120 applicants competed for only 184 spots in the freshman class. Alice Lloyd College’s tuition guarantee to members of the 108-county service area, along with other scholarship opportunities, is a huge attraction for applicants.

ALC graduates have always been very involved and supportive, and this year was no exception. The College had a record number of 42% of alumni donate to their alma mater during the 2012-2013 academic year. This generosity earned Alice Lloyd College 21st in the nation for alumni giving.

U.S. News and World Report evaluates institutions based on several different criteria including academic quality and financial statistics. ALC President Joe Stepp had this to say when asked about ALC’s rankings, “We’re honored to be listed among the top in the nation. Alice Lloyd College is a great institution and is truly a light in the mountains for Appalachian students.”

Nearly a century ago, Mrs. Lloyd set out to educate the youth of Appalachia and the College continues that mission today by keeping the cost of an ALC education affordable so that students, regardless of financial ability, can attend without incurring mountains of debt. It is with great pride that we are able to see the traditions Mrs. Lloyd set forth so long ago earn national recognition today.

Help us continue the miracle at ALC! It takes the assistance of individuals all across this country to sustain our commitment of guaranteeing tuition to each one of our qualified students. Please visit to find out how you can help.