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Schools in Alaska

The state of Alaska has 11 schools. It offers subjects such as management and health information management. In 2010, 32,100 students were enrolled in undergraduate programs, while institutions in this state had 2,874 students enrolled in graduate programs. In 2010, 5,330 students graduated with degrees from institutions in this western state.

Overview

Alaska has three 4-year institutions, three community and technical colleges, Alaska Christian College, Ilisagvik College, and Prince William Sound Community College, and five private institutions. Alaska institutions offer potential students 191 certificate programs, 125 associate's level programs, 145 programs at the bachelor's level, 100 master's level programs, and 18 programs at the doctorate level and this state offers subjects such as radiology technology and forensic accounting.

Depending on the school, Alaska tuition varies. Average in-state tuition at 4-year public institutions is $5,224 per year. Community and technical public colleges cost $3,662 every year. Tuition at private institutions in this state ranges from $7,130 to $26,360 each year.

In order to offset the tuition cost, Alaska college students get $631 each year. A majority of financial aid is loans, however, one-third of the financial aid are scholarships and the remainder is institutional grants. In 2009, students were given $2,097,211 by institutions. Institutions in Alaska have a reasonably diverse student population given that approximately 59% of students are female, about 41% of students are over 24 years of age, and approximately 41% of students are from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Women

59%

Men

41%

Age 18-24

50%

Age 25 & Up

47%

Student Enrollment in Alaska 2008-2010

The number of students who institutions in Alaska enrolled rose from 2008 to 2010. In particular, undergraduates rose by 2,883 students and graduates rose by 278 students.

Student Enrollment in Alaska 2008-2010

  • Undergraduate 2008: 29217
  • Undergraduate 2009: 30873
  • Undergraduate 2010: 32100
  • Graduate 2008: 2596
  • Graduate 2009: 2801
  • Graduate 2010: 2874

Completed Degrees in Alaska

In 2010, 5,330 students graduated from certificate or degree programs in Alaska. While one-third of the graduates graduated with certificates, very few graduates graduated with doctorate degrees.

Completed Degrees in Alaska

  • Certificate: 1790
  • Associates: 1185
  • Bachelors: 1629
  • Masters: 681
  • Doctorate: 45

National VS Alaska Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rates for full-time first-time students in Alaska are higher than graduation rates for students around the United States.

National VS Alaska Student Graduation Rate

  • National Graduating Students: 1409453
  • National Non-Graduating Students: 1979609
  • Alaska Graduating Students: 2427
  • Alaska Non-Graduating Students: 2918

Top Alaska Jobs by Median Salary

Top Alaska Jobs by Median Salary

  • Physicians and Surgeons, All Other: 215837
  • Psychiatrists: 214330
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists: 209590
  • Dentists, General: 203793
  • Pediatricians, General: 191715

Alaska Job Market

Alaska Job Market

  • Alaska Average Salary 2008: 46878
  • Alaska Average Salary 2009: 48772
  • Alaska Average Salary 2010: 50233
  • Alaska Employment Number 2008: 611085
  • Alaska Employment Number 2009: 613535
  • Alaska Employment Number 2010: 611470

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1. Alaska Pacific University

4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 561-1266

Alaska Pacific University, which is 3.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Anchorage, AK. It offers 32 programs. Out of those, students are offered four certificates by this school, four degrees at the associate's level, 14 bachelor's level degrees, and ten degrees at the master's level. APU is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alaska in terms of programs.

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2. The Career Academy

1415 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1033
(907) 563-7575x136

The Career Academy, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Anchorage, AK. This school offers seven programs. Students are offered seven certificates by it. This vocational school is the only vocational school in Alaska.

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3. Prince William Sound Community College

303 Lowe Street
Valdez, AK 99686-0097
(907) 834-1600

Prince William Sound Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Valdez, AK. It offers 12 programs. More specifically, it offers students five certificates and seven associate's level degrees. It is one of 3 community colleges in Alaska.

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4. The University of Alaska Southeast

11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8697
(877) 465-4827

The University of Alaska Southeast, which is 9.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Juneau, AK. This school offers 75 programs. Out of those, it offers students 36 certificates, 17 associate's level degrees, 17 bachelor's level degrees, and five master's level degrees. It is one of 6 public post-secondary institutions in Alaska and the third biggest institution in the state of Alaska.

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5. Ilisagvik College

Narl Facility
Barrow, AK 99723
(907) 852-3333

Ilisagvik College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Barrow, AK. This college offers 22 programs. Of those, students are offered 16 certificates by it and six associate's level degrees. It is the only tribal college in Alaska.

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6. Charter College - Anchorage

2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 277-1000

Charter College-Anchorage offers 22 programs. Out of those, it offers seven certificates to students, 11 associate's level degrees, and four degrees at the bachelor's level. This school, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Anchorage, AK. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Alaska in terms of programs.

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7. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

809 Second Avenue
Seward, AK 99664-0889
(907) 224-3322

AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology offers 13 programs. Students are offered 13 certificates by this school. This technical college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Seward, AK. This school is the only technical college in Alaska and the seventh biggest institution in the state of Alaska.

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8. Alaska Christian College

35109 Royal Place
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 260-7422

Alaska Christian College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Soldotna, AK and it offers one program. It is one of 3 community colleges in Alaska.

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9. Alaska Bible College

College Rd
Glennallen, AK 99588
(822) 320-1221

Alaska Bible College offers three programs. Specifically, this school offers one certificate to students, one associate's level degree, and one bachelor's level degree. This school, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Glennallen, AK.

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10. The University of Alaska Fairbanks

505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500
(907) 474-7211

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is 3.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Fairbanks, AK. It offers 200 programs. Out of those, students are offered 42 certificates by Alaska, 31 degrees at the associate's level, 56 bachelor's level degrees, 53 master's level degrees, and 18 doctorate level degrees. Alaska is the only research university in Alaska and the biggest institution in the state of Alaska.

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11. The University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1800

The University of Alaska Anchorage, which is 3.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Anchorage, AK. It offers 192 programs. More specifically, this school offers 59 certificates to students, 48 associate's level degrees, 53 degrees at the bachelor's level, and 32 master's level degrees. It is one of 6 public post-secondary institutions in Alaska.