U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Edition of Best Colleges ranked Alice Lloyd College among the top colleges in the nation! Nationally, among all colleges and universities, Alice Lloyd College was ranked:
- #4 among all college and universities for Selectivity with an acceptance rate of 7%, and
- #4 for Alumni Giving Rate
The Report also ranked Alice Lloyd College:
- #1 among all Regional Colleges and Universities for Alumni Giving Rate
- #4 on the list of Best Value Schools among Southern Regional Colleges.
- Top 15 in the South for Social Mobility
- #26 overall among Best Regional Colleges South.
- #1 among all Regional Colleges and Universities for Selectivity with an acceptance rate of 7%.
U.S. News and World Report evaluates institutions based on several standards including academic quality and financial statistics. When asked about ALC’s ranking, President Joe Stepp said, “We are honored to be listed among the top colleges in the nation. Alice Lloyd College is a great institution and is truly a light in the mountains for Appalachian students. For over 100 years we have educated some of the brightest and best leaders of our region. The U.S. News and World Report rankings are a testament to the work being done at ALC.”
Over one hundred years ago, Mrs. Lloyd made it her goal to educate the children of Appalachia by offering a high-quality, affordable, character-based education so students could earn a degree regardless of financial ability. Her mission and legacy live on through our dedicated faculty, staff, and wonderful friends who have made these achievements possible. It is with great humility that we are able to see the mission Mrs. Lloyd began so long ago earn national recognition today.