Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

Alice Lloyd College

Alice Lloyd College and its partner K-12 prepatory school, The June Buchanan School are named for their Founders, Alice Spence Geddes Lloyd, and Dr. June Buchanan. Alice Lloyd College is one of only seven members in the Work College Consortium and guarantees tuition for students from its 108 county Central Appalachian service area. ALC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges in the nation, among all colleges and universities, for graduating students with the least amount of average debt.


The mission of Alice Lloyd College is to educate mountain students, regardless of their financial ability to pay, and to prepare them for leadership and service in Appalachia.


We are mountain people helping mountain people. (? I might need to mess with this a little or see what ALC would like here)

The June Buchanan School

A K-12 college preparatory school which has a 100% graduation rate and 98% of its students continuing their educations at colleges and universities such as Alice Lloyd College, Boston College, Centre College, Harvard, Rhodes, Transylvania, University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

The June Buchanan School Community Service Program

Students  in grades 9-12 commit to a minimum of 15 documented hours per year of serving and being involved in their communities.

Alice Lloyd College

A private, four-year, co-educational, non-denominational liberal arts college operating on Christian principles.  The College offers bachelor degrees in the arts and sciences.  It focuses on low-income and first-generation students.  

A Caney Scholars Program

in which we financially assist many of our alumni at graduate and professional schools each year. Many of the scholars are pursuing medical, dentistry and pharmacy degrees.

Student Work Program

A program that utilizes college students to provide services for local schools such as tutorial services, art and music instruction, assistance with athletic programs, helping youngsters with their homework and reading, aiding handicapped students in the county and assisting nursing home directors with their patients. 

Christmas Pretties Program

provides toys to approximately 4,000 Appalachain children each year.

Clothing Exchange

This program provides goods for needy families, homeless shelters, nursing homes, hospice centers, churches, and others. 

Child Development Center

A child development center for babies and children up to 5 years of age. The Center focuses both on childcare and educational preparation.

Recognized in 2020 US News and World Reports

“For over 100 years, we have continued the mission of Alice Lloyd by educating the brightest and best of Appalachia.  To be recognized among the top colleges in the nation is humbling. The U.S. News and World Report rankings are a testament to the work being done by our faculty, staff, and students as we continue to educate leaders for our region.”  -Joe Stepp, President

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