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Anchorage Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Anchorage Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Anchorage, Alaska

There are at least 4 colleges in Anchorage, listed and described below. These schools represent 17,487 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 12,149 full-time students, and a reported 1,126 dorm rooms.

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  • Anchorage is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.

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Anchorage, AK

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Anchorage with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, counseling psychology, elementary school teaching, environmental science, liberal arts and sciences, CIO training, parks and recreation studies, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 719 students, 561 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 170 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-600. Math: 480-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences, psychology, mental health services tech, business management, accounting, educational administration, air traffic controller
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 16,463 students, 11,168 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 956 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-570. Math: 450-580. Writing: 420-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Anchorage Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Career Academy
1415 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1033

  • Programs: medical assistant, business management, medical coding, massage therapy, phlebotomy, aviation operations, tourism and travel
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 305 students, 420 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.
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