University of Alaska Anchorage

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School Overview

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is one of three schools that makes up the University of Alaska System. The university’s main campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. UAA has six colleges or what it calls “divisions”, each covering a separate subject area. These include the colleges of Health and Social Welfare, Education, Business and Public Policy, Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and the Community and Technical College. Other colleges under the University of Alaska Anchorage school system include Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound Community College.

University of Alaska Anchorage offer Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees as well as Graduate Certificates in several fields. It also offers students the opportunity to complete select PhD programs via cooperating universities through its Graduate Division. However, UAA cannot, on its own, confer the title of PhD to its students.

University of Alaska Anchorage Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (907) 786-1800
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,766
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 25%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,516 (43% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,103
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,084
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,055

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Alaska Anchorage Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5582
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 121
Education 634
Engineering 54
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 372
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 109631
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Legal Professions and Studies 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 64
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 21
Precision Production 21
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 312
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 41
Transportation and Materials Moving 31
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 423953222

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Alaska Anchorage and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,103
Out-of-state $28,084
Books and supplies $1,440

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,760
Out-of-state $25,711

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 947 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 849 74% $7,055
Student loan aid 303 26% $5,678

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,217 45% $5,934
Federal student loans 2,959 21% $6,577

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Alaska Anchorage. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Alaska Anchorage students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,673 1,605 2,068
Percent admitted 100% 84% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 37% 38% 36%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Alaska Anchorage Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,766
Undergraduate enrollment 12,103
Graduate enrollment 663

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Alaska Anchorage Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
    • Massage
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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