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Colleges in Alaska

9 colleges
5,240 yearly degrees
$6,836 average yearly in-state tuition
$23,072 average 4-year student loan

While there are fewer options to choose from in this state, all that matters is you find the college that is the right fit for you! Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $6,836, while students interested in attending a school from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $11,106.

About 39% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,768.

Browse the biggest schools below sorted by largest to smallest in size:

#1

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska
Public public vs private
2,440 yearly awards
$13,378 net cost

The total student population at University of Alaska Anchorage is 15,733, of which 6,974 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UAA undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $5,184. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $45,400.

#2

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska
Public public vs private
1,440 yearly awards
$9,988 net cost

There are 3,022 full-time undergraduates at UAF, and 7,664 students altogether. It takes the average UAF undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

28% of UAF students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $6,898. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UAF is $38,700.

Public public vs private
670 yearly awards
$12,533 net cost

There are approximately 2,342 students at University of Alaska Southeast in total, 629 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Alaska Southeast undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly, 36% of students at University of Alaska Southeast take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,728. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from University of Alaska Southeast earns $36,000.

#4

Alaska Career College

Anchorage, Alaska
Private for-profit public vs private
270 yearly awards
$19,395 net cost

There are 430 full-time undergraduates at Alaska Career College, and 430 students altogether.

Roughly, 68% of students at Alaska Career College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,577. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Alaska Career College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 after graduation.

Public public vs private
180 yearly awards
$8,277 net cost

The total student population at AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology is 967, of which 178 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at AVTEC. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,601. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$35,300 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from AVTEC earns.

#6

Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, Alaska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
140 yearly awards
$18,518 net cost

There are approximately 509 students at Alaska Pacific in total, 203 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

73% of Alaska Pacific students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $6,490. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $40,200.

#7

Ilisagvik College

Barrow, Alaska
Public public vs private
80 yearly awards
$7,451 net cost

The total student population at Ilisagvik College is 111, of which 51 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

0% of Ilisagvik College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Ilisagvik College earns $0.

#8

Alaska Bible College

Palmer, Alaska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
10 yearly awards
$15,295 net cost

There are 28 full-time undergraduates at Alaska Bible College, and 42 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Alaska Bible College. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,500. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Alaska Bible College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#9

Alaska Christian College

Soldotna, Alaska
Private not-for-profit public vs private
10 yearly awards
$4,981 net cost

There are approximately 74 students at Alaska Christian College in total, 70 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 71% of students at Alaska Christian College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,165. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 38.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Alaska Christian College is $0.

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