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Science Schools in Alaska

There are four schools in the state of Alaska offering science programs. In 2010, 228 students graduated from programs at Alaska science schools. 155 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 43 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

211 students graduate from science programs in this state, on average, each year. Out of those, five students graduated with an associate's level science degree, 155 with a bachelor's level degree, 43 with a degree at the master's level, and 25 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Four science schools are located in Alaska. And out of these, three schools are public, while one school is private. Tuition at a public science school varies from $5,130 to $5,358, while private science school tuitions are $26,360.

Average tuition for programs in science is $6,631. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $5,130 every year, is at the University of Alaska Southeast, the highest tuition for science programs, which is $26,360 every year, is at Alaska Pacific University.

Alaska science schools offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Science Program Completions in Alaska 2006 - 2010

211 students graduate from science programs in this state, on average, each year. Out of those, five students graduated with an associate's level science degree, 155 with a bachelor's level degree, 43 with a degree at the master's level, and 25 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Science Program Completions in Alaska 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 3
  • Associate 2010: 5
  • Bachelor 2006: 141
  • Bachelor 2007: 135
  • Bachelor 2008: 133
  • Bachelor 2009: 158
  • Bachelor 2010: 155
  • Master 2006: 35
  • Master 2007: 43
  • Master 2008: 48
  • Master 2009: 47
  • Master 2010: 43
  • Doctorate 2006: 16
  • Doctorate 2007: 15
  • Doctorate 2008: 14
  • Doctorate 2009: 19
  • Doctorate 2010: 25

Science Program Availability in Alaska

Alaska schools offer a total of 44 science programs. Of these programs, 38.6% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Science Program Availability in Alaska

  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 17
  • Doctorate: 10

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45730
  • 25th Percentile: 52860
  • Median: 58690
  • 75th Percentile: 67090
  • 90th Percentile: 84740

Chemists — Salary by Percentile

Chemists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27810
  • 25th Percentile: 33820
  • Median: 68340
  • 75th Percentile: 88970
  • 90th Percentile: 105930

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43310
  • 25th Percentile: 45720
  • Median: 57910
  • 75th Percentile: 79950
  • 90th Percentile: 90080

Wind Energy Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Wind Energy Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 67700
  • 25th Percentile: 84060
  • Median: 103790
  • 75th Percentile: 128900
  • 90th Percentile: 162550

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists — Salary by Percentile

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 46930
  • 25th Percentile: 58670
  • Median: 73450
  • 75th Percentile: 84730
  • 90th Percentile: 90780

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50170
  • 25th Percentile: 65210
  • Median: 78020
  • 75th Percentile: 90920
  • 90th Percentile: 106420

Physical Scientists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Physical Scientists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41360
  • 25th Percentile: 55510
  • Median: 71540
  • 75th Percentile: 87460
  • 90th Percentile: 104320

Bioinformatics Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Bioinformatics Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43520
  • 25th Percentile: 52660
  • Median: 63210
  • 75th Percentile: 74490
  • 90th Percentile: 82050

Life Scientists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Life Scientists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42580
  • 25th Percentile: 47460
  • Median: 52700
  • 75th Percentile: 62210
  • 90th Percentile: 75850

Anthropologists and Archeologists — Salary by Percentile

Anthropologists and Archeologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43520
  • 25th Percentile: 50280
  • Median: 63190
  • 75th Percentile: 75070
  • 90th Percentile: 82420

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44970
  • 25th Percentile: 52660
  • Median: 62180
  • 75th Percentile: 74290
  • 90th Percentile: 82310

Hydrologists — Salary by Percentile

Hydrologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49330
  • 25th Percentile: 57930
  • Median: 68470
  • 75th Percentile: 82570
  • 90th Percentile: 97590

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers — Salary by Percentile

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 46440
  • 25th Percentile: 67320
  • Median: 92940
  • 75th Percentile: 138070
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health — Salary by Percentile

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44170
  • 25th Percentile: 52710
  • Median: 64310
  • 75th Percentile: 77840
  • 90th Percentile: 101530

Atmospheric and Space Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Atmospheric and Space Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52650
  • 25th Percentile: 64900
  • Median: 81290
  • 75th Percentile: 92560
  • 90th Percentile: 100720

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49060
  • Median Salary 2007: 51140
  • Median Salary 2008: 51830
  • Median Salary 2009: 55890
  • Median Salary 2010: 58690
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 50
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Life Scientists, All Other — Employment Trend

Life Scientists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44975
  • Median Salary 2007: 46880
  • Median Salary 2008: 47880
  • Median Salary 2009: 51300
  • Median Salary 2010: 52700
  • Total Employed 2006: 155
  • Total Employed 2007: 155
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 180
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68720
  • Median Salary 2007: 71630
  • Median Salary 2008: 70635
  • Median Salary 2009: 69640
  • Median Salary 2010: 57910
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 45
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 40

Wind Energy Engineers — Employment Trend

Wind Energy Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 82450
  • Median Salary 2007: 84100
  • Median Salary 2008: 88440
  • Median Salary 2009: 93230
  • Median Salary 2010: 103790
  • Total Employed 2006: 720
  • Total Employed 2007: 770
  • Total Employed 2008: 570
  • Total Employed 2009: 590
  • Total Employed 2010: 560

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists — Employment Trend

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 74860
  • Median Salary 2007: 75990
  • Median Salary 2008: 76270
  • Median Salary 2009: 78610
  • Median Salary 2010: 73450
  • Total Employed 2006: 550
  • Total Employed 2007: 530
  • Total Employed 2008: 540
  • Total Employed 2009: 490
  • Total Employed 2010: 470

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 64730
  • Median Salary 2007: 73230
  • Median Salary 2008: 78390
  • Median Salary 2009: 82780
  • Median Salary 2010: 78020
  • Total Employed 2006: 220
  • Total Employed 2007: 150
  • Total Employed 2008: 170
  • Total Employed 2009: 180
  • Total Employed 2010: 210

Physical Scientists, All Other — Employment Trend

Physical Scientists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 79030
  • Median Salary 2007: 71150
  • Median Salary 2008: 66150
  • Median Salary 2009: 69180
  • Median Salary 2010: 71540
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 110
  • Total Employed 2008: 120
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Bioinformatics Scientists — Employment Trend

Bioinformatics Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 67480
  • Median Salary 2007: 68570
  • Median Salary 2008: 67710
  • Median Salary 2009: 70890
  • Median Salary 2010: 63210
  • Total Employed 2006: 340
  • Total Employed 2007: 350
  • Total Employed 2008: 370
  • Total Employed 2009: 360
  • Total Employed 2010: 400

Chemists — Employment Trend

Chemists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 70230
  • Median Salary 2007: 74580
  • Median Salary 2008: 74100
  • Median Salary 2009: 66310
  • Median Salary 2010: 68340
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 90
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Anthropologists and Archeologists — Employment Trend

Anthropologists and Archeologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60440
  • Median Salary 2007: 68110
  • Median Salary 2008: 69330
  • Median Salary 2009: 70190
  • Median Salary 2010: 63190
  • Total Employed 2006: 100
  • Total Employed 2007: 100
  • Total Employed 2008: 90
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 90

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55270
  • Median Salary 2007: 56230
  • Median Salary 2008: 56550
  • Median Salary 2009: 60930
  • Median Salary 2010: 62180
  • Total Employed 2006: 850
  • Total Employed 2007: 840
  • Total Employed 2008: 840
  • Total Employed 2009: 840
  • Total Employed 2010: 790

Hydrologists — Employment Trend

Hydrologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73880
  • Median Salary 2007: 73600
  • Median Salary 2008: 76350
  • Median Salary 2009: 77040
  • Median Salary 2010: 68470
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 60
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers — Employment Trend

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 83780
  • Median Salary 2007: 79390
  • Median Salary 2008: 83690
  • Median Salary 2009: 94360
  • Median Salary 2010: 92940
  • Total Employed 2006: 300
  • Total Employed 2007: 340
  • Total Employed 2008: 430
  • Total Employed 2009: 390
  • Total Employed 2010: 410

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health — Employment Trend

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59590
  • Median Salary 2007: 60600
  • Median Salary 2008: 60750
  • Median Salary 2009: 63830
  • Median Salary 2010: 64310
  • Total Employed 2006: 520
  • Total Employed 2007: 480
  • Total Employed 2008: 560
  • Total Employed 2009: 690
  • Total Employed 2010: 660

Atmospheric and Space Scientists — Employment Trend

Atmospheric and Space Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 93110
  • Median Salary 2007: 80725
  • Median Salary 2008: 68340
  • Median Salary 2009: 61340
  • Median Salary 2010: 81290
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 150
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Alaska vs National Science Employment

Alaska vs National Science Employment

  • Employed in Alaska: 0.604% (4350)

Science Schools in Alaska

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1. Alaska Pacific University

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

Alaska Pacific University offers four science programs. More specifically, it offers students three bachelor's level degrees in science and one science degree at the master's level. This school, which is 3.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Anchorage, AK. It is a 4-year institution.

2. The University of Alaska Southeast

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

The University of Alaska Southeast offers two science programs. This school offers students two bachelor's level science degrees. This school is near Juneau, AK. This school is one of 6 public post-secondary institutions in Alaska. In terms of programs, UAS is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alaska offering science.

3. The University of Alaska Fairbanks

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

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, Alaska. It offers 32 programs in science. Out of those, this university offers one science degree at the associate's level to students, six bachelor's level degrees in science, 15 science degrees at the master's level, and ten degrees at the doctorate level in science. Overall, 9,855 students seek degrees in 200 programs at this medium-sized university. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Alaska offering science.

4. The University of Alaska Anchorage

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

The University of Alaska Anchorage is 3.2 miles from the center of the city. This school offers six science programs. Out of those, this medium-sized school offers students five degrees at the bachelor's level in science and one master's level degree in science. 18,154 students seek degrees in 192 programs at this school, overall.