University Of Alaska Anchorage

University Of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage was established in 1954 and is situated in Anchorage, Alaska. It is the largest member of the University of Alaska System and has over 15,000 students. The university has the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Policy
  • College of Health and Social Welfare
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • The College of Education
  • The Community and Technical College

University of Alaska Anchorage provides graduate degrees through the Graduate Division. There are four community campuses:

  • Kenai Peninsula College
  • Kodiak College
  • Matanuska-Susitna College
  • Prince William Sound Community College

The university's mascot is the Seawolves, and the athletics teams are nicknamed the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. The official colors are gold and green. The university has track & field, volleyball, basketball, and cross country teams.

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Contacting University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage , AK 99508
General Phone: (907) 786-1800

University of Alaska Anchorage Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts342foreign language and literature, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management273business management, logistics, operations management, accounting, accounting technology, business communications, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine224registered nursing, nurse practitioner, community nurse, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Education and Teaching214education, educational administration, adult ed administration, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Medical Support and Technology188dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech, phlebotomy, mental health services tech ...
Engineering Technician111architectural engineering tech, instrumentation tech, industrial production tech, occupational safety tech, mechanical engineering tech, petroleum tech, surveying tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, ...
Therapy and Counseling89psychology, clinical psychology, massage therapy
Transportation86commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, air traffic controller
Engineering75engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering courses, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Family and Social Work72child care provider, public administration, social work, social service professions
Security and Law Enforcement59corrections and criminal justice, fire services administration, fire-fighting, fire protection
Science57biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Mechanics and Repair32computer repair, electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science, computer applications programming, web design, computer networking, network management
Art Studies19art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and fitness, dietitian
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training, institutional food workers
Medicine10public health
Law10legal secretary, legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician8science tech
Drama and Performing Arts7theatre design
Production Trades7welding
Office and Administration6office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Real Estate and Construction Management3real estate, construction management
Medical Administration2medical office assistant
Music2music, music performance
Hospitality1hospitality management
Design0design and applied arts
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture

Number of programs and degrees for University of Alaska Anchorage in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree66649
Bachelor's degree87149
Award of less than 1 academic year4710
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8233
Master's degree28928
Post-master's certificate294
Postbaccalaureate certificate217

University of Alaska Anchorage Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total enrollment of 16,463 students (11,168 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 76%
Part-Time 24%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 6%
American Indian 8%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 18%
20-21 16%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Alaska Anchorage Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 45 %

University of Alaska Anchorage Room and Board (2007)

University of Alaska Anchorage offers campus housing for 956 of its 11,168 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Anchorage, Alaska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alaska Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440570
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing420540
ACT Verbal1624
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1724

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT45%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Alaska Anchorage Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,690
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,110
Room and board $ 8,280
Room charge $ 4,880
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,400
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,010

Financial Aid:
University of Alaska Anchorage participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1146200)

University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty

University of Alaska Anchorage has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6484
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5191

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$127,1493$87,300

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year68$94,26031$81,529
Associate professoracademic year70$77,97060$67,718
Assistant professoracademic year73$62,476119$57,004
Instructoracademic year19$48,58725$46,130
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year231$75,262236$61,592

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Alaska Anchorage Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Track Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports312859

University of Alaska Anchorage Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Institutional Food Workers

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Petroleum Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician


Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Fire Protection, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Psychology, General

Air Traffic Controller
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets University of Alaska Anchorage Apart:

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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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