As of 2005, Alaska had just over 10 adult education institutions, the fewest of any state in the nation, with about 30,000 students attending those schools, also the fewest in the nation. The most well known college is the University of Alaska, with locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and in the Southeast, located between the Inside Passage and the Mendenhall Glacier. This college has about 18,000 students, or 60% of the student enrollment for all of Alaska.
Four of the colleges in Alaska require SAT scores to get admission, with an average reported SAT score (2005) of 965 out of a maximum of 1600. Six of Alaska's colleges are public, making if the second highest in the nation in terms of percentage of adult education institutions which are public. Similarly, almost 95% of the students go to a public school in Alaska - making it the highest ranked state in the nation for the percentage of students going to a public institution.
The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development mailing address is: Suite 200, 801 West 10th Street, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, AK 99811-0500, and the Alaska DOE maintains a web site at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/.
|School||City||Students||Dorms||Open Admission||Typical SAT Range|
|Alaska Pacific University||Anchorage||719||170||No|
|Alaska Vocational Technical Center||Seward||603||171||Yes|
|Prince William Sound Community College||Valdez||909||45||Yes|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Anchorage||16,463||956||No|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Fairbanks||8,618||1,467||No|
|University of Alaska Southeast||Juneau||2,952||280||No|
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