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University of Alaska Southeast Overview

University of Alaska Southeast is a public institution located in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is University of Alaska Southeast Known For?

394 Undergraduate Awards
$31,042 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UAS may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UAS.
  • In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Alaska Southeast Rankings

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#161 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Fisheries Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Fisheries Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Natural Resources & Conservation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#21 Best Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools Business Degree Central
#63 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#90 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Alaska Southeast?

Location of University of Alaska Southeast

Contact details for UAS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801-8697
Phone: 877-465-4827
Website: www.uas.alaska.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UASJUNEAU

How Do I Get Into UAS?

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

Admission Requirements for UAS

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
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 UAS?

71% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at University of Alaska Southeast is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford University of Alaska Southeast?

$31,042 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAS is $31,042. 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 UAS, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,494 a year. That adds up to $21,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAS is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Alaska Southeast Undergraduate Student Diversity

588 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,886 undergraduate students at UAS, with 588 being full-time and 1,298 being part-time.

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

There are also 264 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 588 full-time undergraduates at UAS, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 344
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 171

Geographic Diversity

Alaska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alaska Southeast. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at University of Alaska Southeast

1,146 Took All Classes Online
1,533 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UAS. In 2017-2018, 1,533 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 3rd 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 UAS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alaska Southeast was -5.2%. This is the #193 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UAS regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 33%
Fisheries Sciences 59%
General Education 29%
Health/Medical Prep Programs 29%
Instructional Media Design 40%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 29%
Natural Resources & Conservation 31%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 42%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fisheries Sciences #1
Ethnic Studies #2
Health/Medical Prep Programs #4
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #4
Allied Health Professions #11
General Social Sciences #13
Entrepreneurial Studies #17
Natural Resources & Conservation #19
Special Education #22
Teacher Education Subject Specific #22
General Education #23
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #25
Instructional Media Design #30
Finance & Financial Management #33
Public Administration #45
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #46
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #48
Liberal Arts General Studies #48
Teacher Education Grade Specific #50
Social Sciences #59
Public Administration & Social Service #67
Accounting #80
Criminal Justice & Corrections #86
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #90
Education #91
Health & Medical Administrative Services #94
Business Administration & Management #121
Health Professions #127
Business, Management & Marketing #131

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 Southeast 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 TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 20 21 44 85
Business Administration & Management 0 28 0 26 0 0 54
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 41 0 1 0 0 42
Criminal Justice & Corrections 36 0 0 0 0 0 36
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 34 0 0 0 0 0 34
Special Education 0 0 0 3 12 18 33
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 28 28
Fisheries Sciences 13 6 3 0 0 0 22
Precision Metal Working 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 21 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 16 3 0 0 0 0 19
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 19 0 0 19
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 5 8 0 0 0 16
Accounting 6 0 7 0 0 0 13
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 4 6 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 5 5 10
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 7 1 0 0 8
Carpentry 6 1 0 0 0 0 7
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Biology 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Public Health 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Biological & Physical Science 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Allied Health Professions 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Marine Transportation 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 139 94 48 113 42 129 565

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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