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Alfred State College is a public institution situated in Alfred, New York. Alfred is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

3,359 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,070 Avg In-State Tuition

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Alfred State College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Alfred State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#172 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Alfred State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Masonry Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Masonry Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Building Management & Inspection Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Alfred State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Masonry Schools College Factual
#1 Best Mason/Masonry Schools College Factual
#1 Best Building Construction Technology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#5 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#18 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual

Where Is Alfred State College?


Contact details for Alfred State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 800-425-3733

Can I Afford Alfred State?

$7,070 In-State Tuition
73% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Alfred State students paid $295 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $584 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,070 $14,010
Fees $1,656 $1,656
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $13,180 $13,180
On Campus Other Expenses $3,099 $3,099

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Alfred State, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,405 a year. That adds up to $29,620 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alfred State is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Alfred State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,359 Full-Time Undergraduates
35% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,667 undergraduate students at Alfred State, with 3,359 being full-time and 308 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,359 full-time undergraduates at Alfred State, 65% are male and 35% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alfred State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 507
Hispanic or Latino 319
White 2,366
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Alfred State College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at Alfred State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Alfred State College

451 Took All Classes Online
1,176 Took At Least One Class Online
8.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,176 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alfred State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 16th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Alfred State

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Alfred State College was $8,570 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $15,395. The following table shows how Alfred State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Construction Engineering Technology #1 #1
Health Care Management #40 #7
Health & Medical Administrative Services #64 #7
Engineering Technologies #67 #43

Online Growth Rankings of Alfred State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alfred State College was 8.1%. This is the #1,286 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alfred State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Alfred State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19%
Health Care Management 54%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Alfred State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Alfred State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #115
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #156
Health Care Management #207

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Alfred State College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation/Installer 69 0 69
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 19 39 58
Welding Technology/Welder 47 0 47
Building Construction Technology 33 0 33
Architectural Engineering Technology 9 13 22
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 20 0 20
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 20 0 20
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 9 9 18
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 18 0 18
Mason/Masonry 15 0 15
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 15 0 15
Construction Engineering Technology 11 3 14
Radiologic Technology 13 0 13
Health Care Management 0 13 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 12 0 12
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 12 0 12
Surveying Technology/Surveying 5 5 10
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 10 0 10
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 7 0 7
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 7 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 3 3 6
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 6 0 6
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 6 0 6
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 5 0 5
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 4 4
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 0 0
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 0 0 0
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 0
Laboratory Technician 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0
TOTAL 371 89 460


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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