University Of Alaska Southeast

University Of Alaska Southeast

University of Alaska Southeast, also known as UAS, is a public, regional institute under the University of Alaska System. Juneau Douglas Community College, established in 1956, and Southeastern Senior College, founded in 1972, were merged in 1980 to form the University of Alaska Southeast. The main campus is located in Juneau. UAS also has two other campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka. More than 2,000 students enroll in this university.

University of Alaska Southeast offers a wide variety of bachelor degrees, master degrees, and graduate certificate programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Career Education
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Management

Students of UAS participate in a number of intramural sports including basketball, racquetball, riflery, skiing, tennis, softball, volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee. Students also publish a newspaper called 'The Whalesong, 'and a literary magazine called 'Tidal Echoes'.

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University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau , AK 99801-8697
General Phone: (877) 465-4827

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching118education, instructional media design, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, reading teaching, education courses
Business and Management71business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, MIS
Liberal Arts70English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science
Art Studies22art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11recreation and leisure studies
Family and Social Work11public administration
Science11biology, marine biology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine10registered nursing, health aide
Medical Administration8medical records admin, medical office assistant
Construction Trades8carpentry, power transmission, building inspector
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, fisheries sciences
Engineering Technician2environmental control tech, drafting
Medicine1public health
Mechanics and Repair1automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Law1legal assistant
Hospitality0hospitality management, travel services, tourism promotion
Office and Administration0general office occupations
Production Trades0welding
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and police

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9316
Associate's degree6516
Master's degree1165
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5223
Award of less than 1 academic year286

University of Alaska Southeast Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Alaska Southeast had a total enrollment of 2,952 students (1,644 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 76%
Part-Time 24%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 14%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 10%
20-21 10%
22-24 13%
25-29 15%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 15%
50-64 12%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

University of Alaska Southeast Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 36 %

University of Alaska Southeast Room and Board (2007)

University of Alaska Southeast offers campus housing for 280 of its 1,644 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Juneau, 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 Southeast Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440580
SAT Math430560
SAT Writing400530
ACT Verbal1624
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT36%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,638
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,058
Room and board $ 6,260
Room charge $ 3,660
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 709
Other expenses $ 1,451

Financial Aid:
University of Alaska Southeast participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 106500)

University of Alaska Southeast Faculty

University of Alaska Southeast has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2213
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1418

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$95,9015$85,432
Associate professoracademic year16$65,8367$64,643
Assistant professoracademic year35$60,08829$57,146
All faculty totalacademic year55$64,36541$61,875

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

University of Alaska Southeast Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Health Aide
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets University of Alaska Southeast Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 8%University of Alaska Southeast % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% students 40 years or older
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 11%University of Alaska Southeast % of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 12%University of Alaska Southeast Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 13%University of Alaska Southeast % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 15%University of Alaska Southeast % of degrees in medical administration
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 17%University of Alaska Southeast Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 17%University of Alaska Southeast % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 19%University of Alaska Southeast % of degrees in family and social work
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 19%University of Alaska Southeast % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%University of Alaska Southeast % of degrees in business and management

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