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IPEDS ID: 102553
OPE ID: 01146200
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University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
General information:  (907) 786-1800
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,363 (16,380 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty679752
Research and public service13363
Total graduate assistants-41
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,182$1,217$1,273$1,2730.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,080$9,080$9,580$10,1435.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,630$10,929$11,148$12,49712.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$16,729$16,993$17,567$18,6206.0%
Off Campus$19,681$20,282$20,278$22,1519.2%
Off Campus with Family$9,051$9,353$9,130$9,6545.7%
On Campus$25,201$26,305$27,527$28,6794.2%
Off Campus$28,153$29,594$30,238$32,2106.5%
Off Campus with Family$17,523$18,665$19,090$19,7133.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,820
In-state fees$852
Out-of-state tuition$15,980
Out-of-state fees$852
  • Tuition for 2013-14 academic year was estimated based on 12 credit hours for each semester, corresponding to a combined total of 24 credit hours for the academic year. Previously, tuition rates were estimated based on 15 credit hours per semester or 30 credit hours per academic year. The 2013-14 figures align with IPEDS reporting methodology.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,17381%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,02070%$5,843,571$5,729
Federal grants46832%$1,941,111$4,148
Pell grants46632%$1,899,041$4,075
Other federal grants826%$42,070$513
State/local government grant or scholarships68647%$2,216,639$3,231
Institutional grants or scholarships56839%$1,685,821$2,968
Student loan aid47032%$2,597,386$5,526
Federal student loans46532%$2,422,860$5,210
Other student loans232%$174,526$7,588
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,92942%$33,464,041$4,830
Pell grants4,08225%$14,473,080$3,546
Federal student loans4,72129%$33,884,863$7,177
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,873$8,019$7,276
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,597$8,922$6,204
$30,001 – $48,000$10,508$10,772$7,014
$48,001 – $75,000$9,805$12,549$9,195
$75,001 – $110,000$13,307$13,441$11,295
$110,001 and more$13,396$13,507$11,713
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment17,363
Undergraduate enrollment16,380
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment613
Graduate enrollment983
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 6%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 56%
25 and over: 44%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 23%
Part-time: 77%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 33%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 71%
Part-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 50 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 25%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 25%
8-year: 30%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 24%
Female: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 10%
Asian: 34%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
White: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 23%
Non-resident alien: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-387---
Category total-387---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-0--0-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0---1d-
Business Administration and Management, General-680-5-
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other----13d-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other28-----
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry----0-
Construction Management317---4
Finance, General-19----
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services----16d-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-6----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management511--2-
Management Information Systems, General14d20--0-
Management Science--54---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-11----
Operations Management and Supervision--0---
Retail Management----0-
Small Business Administration/Management----1-
Category total76d21354-38d4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Category total-17----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-11----
Computer Programming, Specific Applications3-----
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications21---1-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager----23-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design----0-
Category total2411--24-
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology----0-
Category total----0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--0--0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--0--0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching022--02
Education, General--34---
Education, Other--0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--49d--9
Educational/Instructional Technology-----0
Elementary Education and Teaching-13---2
Foreign Language Teacher Education-----0
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-0----
Music Teacher Education-6----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0---0
Reading Teacher Education-----0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0---0
Special Education and Teaching, General--16d--26d
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other--8---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-----8d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--3--0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--6d--0d
Category total041116d-047d
Civil Engineering, General-424---
Civil Engineering, Other--4---
Engineering, General-40----
Engineering, Other--30d---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--3---
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering----10
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering-----0
Category total-8241d-10
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD----5-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician10-----
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician----0-
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician4-----
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology4-----
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General----0d-
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other----0-
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD----0-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician----1-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other55-----
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician----0-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician6-----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician----0-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician16d-----
Petroleum Technology/Technician----4-
Surveying Technology/Surveying55----
Category total100d5--10d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--9---
English Language and Literature, General-404---
Category total-4013---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management----0-
Child Care Provider/Assistant17---1d-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-8----
Category total178--1d-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-26----
Category total-26----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other-0----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-20----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant----0-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician4-----
Dental Assisting/Assistant11---12-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist1313----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician0-----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-----0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder----9d-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist----2-
Medical/Clinical Assistant33-----
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant----13d-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist----23-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician5415----
Public Health, General-510d---
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-----0
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer17---10-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse96112d6---
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant----9-
Category total228168d16d-78d5
History, General-29----
Category total-29----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-41--0d-
Fire Protection, Other14-----
Fire Services Administration0-----
Category total1441--3d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary----0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0---90
Legal Studies, General-0----
Legal Support Services, Other----0-
Category total00--90
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies00----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies282d4----
Category total282d4----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-13----
Category total-13----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician5---10-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5---0-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician1-----
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician0---0-
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other0---0-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician4---2-
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician2---4-
Category total17---16-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-27----
International/Global Studies-15----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-01---
Category total-421---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-7----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General----0-
Category total-7--0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-22--6-
Outdoor Education----0-
Category total-22--6-
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training33-----
Institutional Food Workers0-----
Personal and Culinary Services, Other-0----
Category total330----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-10--0-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-0----
Geology/Earth Science, General-15----
Category total-15----
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder8---1-
Category total8---1-
Clinical Psychology--17---
Counseling Psychology--0---
Psychology, General-86-2--
Category total-86172--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General----34
Public Administration--16---
Social Work-1927--3
Youth Services/Administration-----1
Category total-1943-38
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other415----
Category total415----
Social Sciences
Economics, General-15----
Political Science and Government, General-13----
Category total-564---
Transportation and Materials Moving
Air Traffic Controller29-----
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew1-----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations323----
Category total3323----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-22----
Design and Applied Arts, Other7d-----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0----
Music Performance, General-0----
Music, General-2----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-9----
Category total7d33----
Grand total8431,064312219064
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7054
Ice Hockey27
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/1/1974 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/2/1994 -  Pre-Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/5/2010 -  Pre-Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)12/1/1977 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)7/1/1978 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program10/1/1986 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/14/1971 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/8/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.(!)10/1/2001 - 10/31/2006Expired
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/24/2009 -  Accredited
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(!)4/1/1992 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1996 -  Accredited
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 schools10/22/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations1233
Liquor law violations141242
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations300
Liquor law violations114190
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible143
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault123
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault121
Motor vehicle theft010
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate12.4%12.3%9.4%
Number in default333270203
Number in repayment2,6672,1812,142
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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