Colleges in Alaska: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Alaska Colleges Summary

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/.

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Colleges and Universities in Alaska

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Alaska Pacific University Anchorage 719 170 No V: 500-600
M: 480-580
Alaska Vocational Technical Center Seward 603 171 Yes
Career Academy Anchorage 305   Yes
Ilisagvik College Barrow 439 40 Yes
Prince William Sound Community College Valdez 909 45 Yes
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage 16,463 956 No V: 440-570
M: 450-580
W: 420-540
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks 8,618 1,467 No V: 450-580
M: 440-580
W: 430-540
University of Alaska Southeast Juneau 2,952 280 No V: 440-580
M: 430-560
W: 400-530
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