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Alaska Schools

There are 11 colleges and universities in Alaska for you to consider. The largest school, by student population, in Alaska is University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage, and had 17,276 students in 2010. Located in the city of Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks is the second largest school in Alaska. It had 9,137 students in 2010.

Popular Courses of Study in Alaska

Along with choosing a college from among Alaska's 11 schools, you will also have to choose a course of study from one of the 486 certificate and degree programs offered at these schools. If you choose to study liberal arts, business or nursing, you will be studying one of the most popular subjects in Alaska for undergraduates. In 2010, Alaska schools graduated 13,860 students. Of these, 14% graduated with credentials in liberal arts, 13% in business and 9% in nursing. The remaining 63% of Alaska graduates studied subjects such as fire science, history or healthcare.

Student Demographics in Alaska

Alaska schools have a total enrollment of about 33,674 students. Around 92% of Alaska students are enrolled in undergraduate programs. And approximately 46% of students in undergraduate programs are full-time students, while the remaining 54% of undergraduates attend school on a part time basis.

Alaska has a relatively diverse student population. In 2009, 37% of undergraduate students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority background. The male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Alaska colleges and universities is 10 to 10. And approximately 55% of undergraduate students are under 24 years of age.

Faculty Demographics in Alaska

While the student population at Alaska schools is relatively diverse, the faculty at Alaska schools is not very diverse. Of the 4,863 faculty members employed by Alaska colleges and universities in 2009, approximately 14% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Around 43% of the Alaska's faculty population consisted of male faculty.

Cost of Education in Alaska

The average cost for an undergraduate education in Alaska is less than the national average. In Alaska, taking into account tuition, living expenses and financial aid, the average cost of an undergraduate education was $8,977 per year for the 2009 school year. The national average was $12,301. However, this number can be deceptive. There is a great deal of variation in costs between different colleges in Alaska. As an example, an undergraduate education at the state’s most expensive school, Alaska Pacific University, will cost you about $24,410 per year, while studying at Ilisagvik College, Alaska's least expensive school, will result in a bill of around $2,920 per year.

Student Completion, Graduation and Retention Rates

In Alaska an average of 13,860 students graduate from degree and certificate programs every year. In 2009, approximately 1 out of 3 students who started college in Alaska graduated. And out of every 10 students who started their first year of an undergraduate degree 7 actually returned to study their second year. This means that if you enroll in a Alaska school for your undergraduate degree, there is a 69% chance that you will return to school the following year and 16% chance that you will graduate after 4-6 years.

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  1. 1University of Alaska AnchorageUniversity of Alaska Anchorage

    Address:
    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  2. 2University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks

    Address:
    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  3. 3University of Alaska SoutheastUniversity of Alaska Southeast

    Address:
    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  4. 4Charter CollegeCharter College

    Address:
    2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  5. 5AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of TechnologyAVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

    Address:
    809 Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate

  6. 6Alaska Pacific UniversityAlaska Pacific University

    Address:
    4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  7. 7Prince William Sound Community CollegePrince William Sound Community College

    Address:
    303 Lowe Street, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0097

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  8. 8Career AcademyCareer Academy

    Address:
    1415 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507-1033

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate

  9. 9Ilisagvik College

    Address:
    Narl Facility, Barrow, Alaska 99723

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  10. 10Alaska Christian CollegeAlaska Christian College

    Address:
    35109 Royal Place, Soldotna, Alaska 99669

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    2-4 years certificate

  11. 11Alaska Bible CollegeAlaska Bible College

    Address:
    College Rd, Glennallen, Alaska 99588

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

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