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University of Alaska Anchorage Overview

University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution located in Anchorage, Alaska. The location of UAA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Alaska Anchorage Known For?

2,051 Undergraduate Awards
$37,987 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UAA.
  • In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UAA makes roughly $45,400 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings

UAA is ranked #1 out of 2 schools in Alaska.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UAA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#114 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#399 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Engineering-Related Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UAA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Healthcare Associate’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#16 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual
#35 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#51 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#63 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#94 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Alaska Anchorage?

Location of University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact details for UAA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-1800
Website: www.uaa.alaska.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UAA-University-of-Alaska-Anchorage/57576345235
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uaanchorage

How Do I Get Into UAA?

You can apply to UAA online at: uaonline.alaska.edu/

Admission Requirements for UAA

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAA?

83% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 83%, UAA may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford University of Alaska Anchorage?

$37,987 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAA is $37,987. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UAA, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,535 a year. That adds up to $22,140 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAA is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,521 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,103 undergraduate students at UAA, with 5,521 being full-time and 6,582 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAA

There are also 663 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,521 full-time undergraduates at UAA, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alaska Anchorage students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 441
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 487
White 2,872
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,420

Geographic Diversity

Alaska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alaska Anchorage. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 45 countries are represented at UAA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Russia.

Online Learning at University of Alaska Anchorage

2,779 Took All Classes Online
7,653 Took At Least One Class Online
2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UAA. In 2017-2018, 7,653 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAA has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Alaska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UAA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alaska Anchorage was 2.2%. This is the #1,885 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 25%
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 25%
Allied Health Professions 7%
Business Administration & Management 27%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 69%
Human Development & Family Studies 71%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 16%
Liberal Arts General Studies 16%
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 38%
Public Administration & Social Service 6%
Public Health 4%
Quality Control Technology 50%
Science Technologies / Technicians 38%
Social Work 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Native American Languages #3
Quality Control Technology #17
Other Engineering #20
Ethnic Studies #22
Other Business, Management & Marketing #28
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #29
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #38
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #43
Management Information Systems #65
Public Health #91
Visual & Performing Arts #95
Engineering #99
Human Development & Family Studies #121
General Psychology #129
Engineering Technologies #145
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #146
Special Education #170
Psychology #181
Educational Administration #223
Teacher Education Grade Specific #246
Accounting #250
Health & Medical Administrative Services #287
Criminal Justice & Corrections #360
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #409
Nursing #415
Liberal Arts General Studies #473
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #473

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 300
Nursing 0 0 0 132 2 16 3 153
Business Administration & Management 1 3 5 84 0 28 0 121
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 103
Accounting 0 30 0 69 0 0 0 99
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 14 50 0 0 0 0 0 64
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 37 0 23 0 60
Social Work 0 0 0 26 0 33 0 59
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 31 3 19 0 53
General Psychology 0 0 0 50 0 0 3 53
Air Transportation 0 16 0 36 0 0 0 52
Public Health 0 0 0 40 0 10 0 50
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 45 0 1 0 46
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 15 26 0 0 0 0 41
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Mental & Social Health Services 0 21 0 17 0 0 0 38
General Biology 0 0 0 34 0 2 0 36
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Dental Support Services 0 19 8 6 0 0 0 33
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 32
General English Literature 0 0 0 28 0 4 0 32
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Industrial Production Technology 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Human Development & Family Studies 5 23 0 0 0 0 0 28
Allied Health Professions 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Journalism 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 1 0 25 0 0 0 26
History 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Precision Metal Working 16 5 4 0 0 0 0 25
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 15 9 0 24
Special Education 0 0 0 0 12 12 0 24
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 9 11 2 0 0 0 0 22
Economics 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 3 0 17 0 0 0 20
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Quality Control Technology 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 18
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 1 2 0 15 0 0 0 18
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Construction Management 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 16
Marketing 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Computer Systems Networking 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 16
Culinary Arts 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 16
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 15
International Studies 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 8 6 0 0 14
Anthropology 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 14
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Sociology 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Mathematics 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7
General Engineering 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Fire Protection 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Legal Support Services 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Programming 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Music 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Information Technology 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Human Services 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Outdoor Education 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Native American Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 63 782 58 1,148 41 219 6 2,317

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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