University of Alaska Anchorage

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,192
14.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,609
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.804%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
4,005 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,464
38.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.9%
293 Graduates

About

University of Alaska Anchorage is a higher education institution located in Anchorage Municipality, AK. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at University of Alaska Anchorage were Liberal Arts & Sciences (251 degrees awarded), Pre-Nursing Studies (81 degrees), and Accounting (28 degrees).

In 2022, 1,895 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Anchorage. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,072 degrees), 5.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (205 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $6,192, which is $−17,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $6,192, which is $−17,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,609.

In 2022, 52% of undergraduate students attending University of Alaska Anchorage received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,192
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $6,192. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $−17,804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,609
2022 Value
21.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Alaska Anchorage had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,609. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Alaska Anchorage grew by 21.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,265
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Anchorage was of $11,265 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Anchorage received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.6% with respect to 2021, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.804%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Anchorage was 0.804%, which represents 16 out of the 1989 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Alaska Anchorage received 4,005 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.7% annual growth. Out of those 4,005 applicants, 2,616 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,464 students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2022.

University of Alaska Anchorage has an overall enrollment yield of 41%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,616
Accepted Out of 4,005

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Anchorage was 65.3% (2,616 admissions from 4,005 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.7%, while admissions grew by 10.4%..

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Anchorage had a total enrollment of 10,464 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 4,042 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,422. This means that 38.6% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Anchorage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.4% White, 10.3% Two or More Races, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% Asian, 5.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.02% Black or African American, and 2.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Two or More Races Female (7.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,464 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 4,042 and the part-time enrollment is 6,422. This means that 38.6% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Alaska Anchorage was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Alaska Anchorage had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,064 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    1,073 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    969 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Anchorage is 48.4% White, 10.3% Two or More Races, 9.26% Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% Asian, 5.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.02% Black or African American, and 2.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,367 students (13.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 361 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Anchorage. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Alaska Anchorage is white (1,072 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (205 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage is Liberal Arts & Sciences (251 degrees awarded), followed by Pre-Nursing Studies (81 degrees) and Accounting (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alaska Anchorage, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (45 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Social workers, all other (154,583 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (106,108 people), Other managers (77,994 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,419 people), and Secondary school teachers (51,630 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2022 are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (45 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), and History (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (45 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), and History (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Elementary & secondary schools (214,131 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (104,539 people), Individual & family services (102,387 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (83,155 people), and Legal services (80,756 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (45 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), and History (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Alaska Anchorage.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage was Registered Nursing with 125 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

767
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,128
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 767 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage, which is 0.68 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,128).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.476 times less than the 170 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 170 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (38.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Alaska Anchorage is Female and Asian (38.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.44% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,072 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    205 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Anchorage is white (1,072 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (205 degrees).

5.86% of degree recipients (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    633 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    439 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Alaska Anchorage is white female (633 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (439 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at nearly $88.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 595k (0.671%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total salary expenditure of 271M. University of Alaska Anchorage employs 148 Assistant professors, 129 Professors and 96 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Anchorage are Female Assistant professor (92), Male Professor (66), and Female Professor (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage are: Office and Administrative Support, with 187 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 130 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 123 employees.

Endowment

$88.8M
2022 Endowment
6.31%
decline from 2021

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at about $88.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Anchorage declined 6.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17.1M - Federal
  2. $13.5M - State
  3. $3.58M - Local

As of 2022, University of Alaska Anchorage received $17.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.5M from state grants and contracts, and $3.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$118M
2022 Salaries
5.28%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a median of $118M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($271M) and a 5.28% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.2M
Instructional Salaries
399
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a total of $34.2M to 399 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
148 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Assistant professor with 148 employees, Professor with 129 employees, and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Office and Administrative Support with 187 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 130 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage was Female Assistant professor with 92 employees, Male Professor with 66 employees, and Female Professor with 63 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Alaska Anchorage.

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