FINANCIAL AID RATE82%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO14:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE58
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$5,546
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
University of Alaska Anchorage
1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, AL
The University of Alaska Anchorage, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a public, four year institution founded in 1954. The school is the largest of the three that comprise the University of Alaska System. The university is divided into six sections, each with its own specialization: Education, Health and Social Welfare, Business and Public Policy, Art and Sciences, the School of Engineering and the Community and Technical College.
UAA also maintains four satellite campuses that offer associate and vocational degrees. The school was originally a community college and then become a four year institution in 1976. University extensions and community colleges were merged together in 1987 to form the current institution.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers bachelor degrees typically requiring four years of study. Programs require students to take lower and upper division courses related to their major, general studies and electives in order to complete the required curriculum. Students may also opt take on a minor degree, requiring additional courses of study in a secondary field of expertise.
Students may also pursue vocational or two year degree programs through the school's community college subdivision or extensions. Transfer programs allow students to mirror the first two years of a four year education for the purposes of transfer, followed by applying for admission to four year school or programs in order to continue one's education and eventually earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer within the system is made easier through agreements and requirements that guarantee admission if certain academic criteria are met.
Vocational and career programs allow students to receive an education in a specific industry or field with the intention of seeking employment opportunities after graduation. Programs are taught by industry professionals, providing supervision and guidance for skill development and training. Most programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and FInancial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at UAA must complete and submit the application for admission, along with transcripts, test scores, recommendations, and essay. UAA will review all applications and based on the strength of each individual application, will make a decision regarding enrollment.
Once the decision is made applicants will be notified, and those accepted will be provided with material to prepare them for their education. Individuals entering a two year program through the community college subdivision will only submit an application and transcripts, and pay all fees in order to enroll.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Data from the FAFSA will be used by the school to determine the need and aid program eligibility of the applicant when constructing his or her aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year, and should be done in a timely fashion in order for the school to complete the aid packet prior to the start of classes.
The UAA Seawolves participate in athletics through intercollegiate and intramural sports. The school's colors are green and gold. Individuals participating in athletics will be required to meet certain academic standards in order to continue play, and those that do will learn skills useful in their personal and professional lives, such as leadership, discipline and teamwork. Interested individuals may contact the school's athletic department to begin the process.
Athletic programs include:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Alaska Anchorage accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is around 15,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- In-State: $6,800-$8,200
- Out-of-State: $26,000-$31,380
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $240-$290 per unit
- Out-of-State: $930-$1,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$6,473|
|Receiving Student Loans||27%||$5,535|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of Alaska Anchorage may provide services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
University of Alaska Anchorage is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Alaska Anchorage by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts