Top 2020 Colleges in Alaska

Alaska's 9 Colleges and Universities

With only .2% of the total U.S. population, it is not surprise that there are only 9 colleges in Alaska. Most of the colleges are located near the capitol of Anchorage. Four of the 4 year schools in this state are special focus. Which means, they offer degrees in a single field of study such as business.  According to NCES, these educational stats breakdown the 411:

  • Alaska offers 6 four year colleges, and two 2 year schools. Only 4 of the colleges offer graduate level programs.
  • There are only 3 2 year schools in the state. Only one of them is a public community college.
  • Over the past 5 years, Alaska universities have seen a huge 18% decrease in enrollments. In 2017, 26,905 students were enrolled in a college.
  • In total, there were 4,051 degrees awarded in Alaska for the 2016 school year. The slim majority of which were Bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

According to the College Scorecard, students from the University of Alaska Anchorage alums have the highest salary of all colleges in Alaska at $45,400. Meanwhile, the 2017 annual mean salary in Alaska is $58,710. You do the math!

Alaska Tuition Programs

Alaska is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. This program enables students to pursue degrees in one of 15 Western states at an in state tuition rate. According to WICHE, in the 2018 school year, over 40K students saved over $380 Million on out of state tuition. On average, students saved $9,400 a year! The closest participating state to Alaska would be Washington.

Top Colleges in Alaska

Top colleges were ranked according to 2018 total student population.

#1
14,644
Total Number of Students
$8,580 / $24,762
Tuition & Fees
81%
Acceptance Rate
#2
7,404
Total Number of Students
$6,657 / $20,218
Tuition & Fees
76%
Acceptance Rate
#3
2,266
Total Number of Students
$7,092 / $19,856
Tuition & Fees
63%
Acceptance Rate
#4
502
Total Number of Students
$20,760
Tuition & Fees
84%
Acceptance Rate
#5
415
Total Number of Students
$15,340
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Alaska

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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