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Alice Lloyd College

Since its inception, Alice Lloyd College has provided education of the highest quality to deserving mountain students. ALC charges no out-of-pocket tuition for students from its defined geographic region. For this reason, U.S. News & World Report continually ranks ALC as one of the Top Colleges in America for graduating students with the least amount of debt.

This investment in the future yields a high return—87% of ALC graduates are accepted to professional or graduate school or working six months after graduation, and more than 83% of graduates return to Appalachia to serve as leaders in their communities.


Alice Lloyd College
By the Numbers


for student selectivity of 4%


Best Value Schools among Southern Regional Colleges


for graduating students with the least amount of debt (68% of ALC graduates last year owed nothing)


of those enrolled since 2008 were needbased students (Pell-eligible), and 30% had a household income of $3,000 or less


of graduates serve as Appalachian leaders in their communities


for graduating students with the least amount of debt (68% of ALC graduates last year owed nothing)


All full-time students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week to help earn their way



There are currently 11 federally recognized Work Colleges, eight are members of the Work Colleges Consortium. These institutions are small, private, liberal arts colleges with modest enrollments that range from about 150 to approximately 1,600 students. Each school is unique and operates the work program in a slightly different fashion. However, “work-learning-service” is a central component of each work college. Student work, coupled with robust academics and a spirit of service, is the common denominator shared by all the work colleges.

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Point Lookout, Missouri

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dallas, Texas

Craftsbury Common, Vermont

Asheville, North Carolina