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What is Alice Lloyd?

Dec. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky., is named for Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd who came to the Eastern Kentucky Mountains from Boston and founded the school under the name Caney Junior College in 1923.

Alice Lloyd became a four-year, bachelor's degree-granting institution in the early 1980s.

Lloyd instituted a mandatory work program to ensure that no student would be turned away because of financial difficulty. All of the Knott County school's 600 students work from 10 to 20 hours each week in a variety of areas as a condition for graduation.

Tuition is guaranteed to full-time students residing in Alice Lloyd College's 108-county central Appalachian service area.

U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Alice Lloyd College the top college in the nation, among all colleges and universities, for graduating students with the least amount of average debt.

Pippa Passes is a city of about 500 residents located roughly 40 miles southwest of Pikeville. The city was named for benefactors of the college.

-- From www.alc.edu.

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