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 University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage - Anchorage, AK

3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

General information:(907)786-1800
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:18,128(17,074 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,910 $5,186 $5,396 -4%
Out-of-state $14,810 $15,776 $17,036 -7%
Books and supplies $1,154 $1,182 $1,217 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,430 $9,080 $9,080 0%
Other $2,110 $2,163 $2,224 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,371 $10,630 $10,929 -3%
Other $3,478 $3,565 $3,664 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,478 $3,565 $3,664 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $16,604 $17,611 $17,917 0%
Off Campus $19,913 $20,563 $21,206 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,542 $9,933 $10,277 -10%
On Campus $26,504 $28,201 $29,557 -3%
Off Campus $29,813 $31,153 $32,846 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,442 $20,523 $21,917 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,115
In-state fees $791
Out-of-state tuition $16,755
Out-of-state fees $791
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,928
In-state fee $854
Out-of-state tuition $18,240
Out-of-state fees $854
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,083 69% --
Grant or scholarship aid 691 44% $3,194,995 $4,624
Federal grants 500 32% $2,260,279 $4,521
Pell grants 500 32% $2,106,940 $4,214
Other federal grants 142 9% $153,339 $1,080
State/local government grant or scholarships 39 2% $57,000 $1,462
Institutional grants or scholarships 350 22% $877,716 $2,508
Student loan aid 551 35% $3,153,733 $5,724
Federal student loans 548 35% $2,983,070 $5,444
Other student loans 22 1% $170,663 $7,757
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,653 27% $19,071,161 $4,099
Pell grants 3,686 22% $13,686,181 $3,713
Federal student loans 4,734 28% $34,170,732 $7,218


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,034 $9,892 $9,755
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,882 $9,352 $9,479
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,552 $10,972 $11,390
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,413 $12,642 $10,687
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,707 $13,591 $14,189
$110,001 and more $12,731 $13,683 $14,278

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 18,128
Undergraduate enrollment 17,074
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 817
Graduate enrollment 1,054

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 4034
Basketball 1617
Gymnastics -14
Ice Hockey 28-
Skiing 1413
Volleyball -15


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1974 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

11/05/2010 Pre-Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/14/1971 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/08/1975 Accredited
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.

10/01/2001 - 10/31/2006Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/24/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

04/01/1992 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1996 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/22/2005 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1977 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/1986 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

07/01/1978 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations612 3
Liquor law violations17114124
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 030
Liquor law violations 12811419
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 114
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 112
Burglary 521
Motor vehicle theft 401
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 211
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate9.4%
Number in default203
Number in repayment2,142

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01146200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Bachelor's degree Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-42--4--
Category total-42--4--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping0------
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1-00---
Business Administration and Management, General970240--
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other10------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--36----
Construction Management-151----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---2---
Finance, General-34-----
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services20------
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-4-----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-1311-1-
Management Information Systems, General-1840---
Management Science----50--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-28-----
Office Management and Supervision---0---
Operations Management and Supervision----1--
Category total40226787511-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Category total-30-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications--5----
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--01---
Computer and Information Sciences, General-120----
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager23------
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0------
Category total231251---
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration----13-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----01-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1100-2-
Education, General----34--
Education, Other----0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General----53170
Elementary Education and Teaching-25---4-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-0-----
Music Teacher Education-4-----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0-----
Secondary Education and Teaching-0-----
Special Education and Teaching, General----2613-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other----10--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-----70
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth----1--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other----2--
Category total-4000127470
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General-31--4--
Civil Engineering, Other-----7-
Engineering, General-19-----
Engineering, Other----19--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering----5--
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering---2---
Category total-50-2287-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD---10---
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--21----
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician1------
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD---0---
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician--19----
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology--10----
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General---2---
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other---5---
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD---3---
Engineering/Industrial Management----3--
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/2------
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other--50----
Instrumentation Technology/Technician--7----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician---1---
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician--11----
Petroleum Technology/Technician--01---
Surveying Technology/Surveying-69----
Category total36127223--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing----1--
English Language and Literature, General-24--9--
Category total-24--10--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant8-91---
Category total8-91---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-18-----
Category total-18-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-----0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-9-----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant1------
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--3----
Dental Assisting/Assistant--510---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-413----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing------0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---0---
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage---0---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder2------
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist0------
Medical/Clinical Assistant--36----
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant6--0---
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist10------
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician-2341----
Public Health, General-1--11--
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing------0
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1-22----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-10287013--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant12------
Category total32139207102450
History Colleges
History, General-36-----
Category total-36-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other028-----
Fire Protection, Other--12----
Fire Science/Fire-fighting--0----
Fire Services Administration--0----
Category total02812----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---6---
Category total---6---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-7183----
Category total-7183----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-17-----
Category total-17-----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician--312---
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--54---
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician--1----
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--00---
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other--00---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--70---
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician--23---
Category total--1819---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-27-----
International/Global Studies-10-----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2--2--
Category total-39--2--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies-3-----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General7------
Category total73-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other217-----
Category total217-----
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--24----
Category total--24----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total-7-1---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-5-----
Geology/Earth Science, General-12-----
Category total-17-----
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder--75---
Category total--75---
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology----12--
Psychology, General-94-----
Category total-94--12--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy---4---
Human Services, General1------
Public Administration----14--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other----0--
Social Work-10--293-
Category total110-4433-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-134----
Category total-134----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-12-----
Political Science and Government, General-23-----
Category total-63--1--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Air Traffic Controller--58----
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew--3----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-254----
Category total-2565----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-30-----
Design and Applied Arts, Other--1----
Music Performance, General-3-----
Music, General-1-----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-4-----
Category total-381----
Grand total116100174078305630