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IPEDS ID: 102614
OPE ID: 00106300
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500
General information:  (907) 474-7211
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
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,620 (7,484 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,233681
Research and public service693193
Total graduate assistants-378
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,330$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,960$7,200$7,450$8,1028.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,509$8,720$8,938$10,50017.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$15,554$16,162$16,484$17,3985.5%
Off Campus$18,541$19,482$19,572$21,3969.3%
Off Campus with Family$10,032$10,762$10,634$10,8962.5%
On Campus$24,866$26,122$27,060$28,3904.9%
Off Campus$27,853$29,442$30,148$32,3887.4%
Off Campus with Family$19,344$20,722$21,210$21,8883.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$7,657
In-state fees$1,310
Out-of-state tuition$15,637
Out-of-state fees$1,310
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid166886%————
Grant or scholarship aid60478%$4,063,852$6,728
Federal grants22930%$948,315$4,141
Pell grants22829%$928,981$4,074
Other federal grants405%$19,334$483
State/local government grant or scholarships42555%$1,791,978$4,216
Institutional grants or scholarships33243%$1,323,559$3,987
Student loan aid24532%$1,428,497$5,831
Federal student loans23731%$1,214,709$5,125
Other student loans233%$213,788$9,295
  • 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 aid13,41243%$18,611,894$5,455
Pell grants1,80823%$6,460,969$3,574
Federal student loans2,03725%$14,419,020$7,079
  • 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$8,900$8,281$8,383
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,102$7,916$6,952
$30,001 – $48,000$11,538$7,059$8,165
$48,001 – $75,000$13,652$9,646$10,657
$75,001 – $110,000$14,609$11,720$11,726
$110,001 and more$14,634$12,529$12,368
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment8,620
Undergraduate enrollment7,484
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment440
Graduate enrollment1,136
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 13%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 55%
25 and over: 45%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 51%
Part-time: 49%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 44%
Enrolled in some distance education: 28%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 28%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $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: 78%
Part-time students: 49%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 35 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
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 2006]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 33%
8-year: 40%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 39%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 21%
Asian: 30%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 36%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Livestock Management----0-
Category total----0-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies03d-1d--
Area Studies, Other-17---
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)--1d---
Russian Studies01----
Category total05d8d1d--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General04477--
Botany/Plant Biology--1---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--41--
Molecular Biology--22--
Category total0441410--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping16d---23d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General----2-
Banking and Financial Support Services----2-
Business Administration and Management, General44d4836-14d-
Construction Management6----1d
Operations Management and Supervision----0-
Category total66d8036-41d1d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-76---
Category total0166---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General080---
Computer Science-32---
Category total0112---
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance----22-
Category total0---35-
Art Teacher Education-----3
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--13d--3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0d---0d-
Education, General00d27d---
Education, Other0-----
Elementary Education and Teaching-28d---9
Reading Teacher Education-----0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0---20d
Special Education and Teaching, General--3d--8d
Teacher Assistant/Aide0d---0d-
Category total0d28d43d-0d43d
Civil Engineering, General0232---
Civil Engineering, Other--0---
Computer Engineering, General001---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0115---
Engineering, General---2--
Engineering, Other--0---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--1---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering074---
Mechanical Engineering0287---
Mining and Mineral Engineering-70---
Petroleum Engineering0284---
Category total0104242--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General5---1-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other28-----
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician----2-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician----7-
Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other0-----
Mining Technology/Technician----0-
Category total33---10-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--5---
English Language and Literature, General0192---
Category total0197---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant13d-----
Child Development-8d----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General----9-
Category total13d8d--9-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics00--0-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General011----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other00--0-
Japanese Language and Literature-4----
Category total0160-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant0-----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling----27-
Dental Assisting/Assistant3---3-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist0-----
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8-----
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary----19d-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder----17d-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller----3d-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist----2d-
Medical/Clinical Assistant20---24-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other25-----
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide----11d-
Pre-Nursing Studies----8-
Public Health, General7d---12d-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant----2-
Category total63d---128d-
History, General09----
Category total09----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other023d----
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--4d---
Criminal Justice/Police Science----24-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management01--0-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting32-----
Category total3224d4d-24-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal9-----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other----0-
Category total9---0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies68d1----
Category total68d1----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-04--0
Mathematics, General0940--
Category total0980-0
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician1---0-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician----12-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician----9-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician10d---1d-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician----22-
Category total11d---44d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences00----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other528315--
Natural Sciences13d-----
Category total18d28315--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies----3-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management01073--
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other066---
Natural Resources Management and Policy4-----
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other---1--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General----13-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management01240--
Category total42817416-
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef----5-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training9---1-
Category total9---6-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total05----
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--81--
Chemistry, General-70---
Chemistry, Other--12--
Geology/Earth Science, General01183--
Geophysics and Seismology--67--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--1d1d--
Physics, General0420--
Physics, Other-21---
Category total02427d14d--
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder----14-
Category total----14-
Psychology, General035-1--
Category total035-1--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy6d12d11d-2d-
Social Work023d----
Category total6d35d11d-2d-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other0-----
Category total0-----
Social Sciences
Economics, General03----
Economics, Other--6---
Political Science and Government, General05----
Social Sciences, General----1-
Category total024921-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew1-----
Category total1-----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0113---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies01----
Music, General0121---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-2----
Category total0264---
Grand total3335792234933044
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 570
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 26
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 397
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 12
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,084
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,932
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,056
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,482
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Ice Hockey27
Track and Field, X-Country1312
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1934 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/23/2011 -  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(!)9/1/1974 -  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 schools3/17/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations232813
Liquor law violations394340
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations4113
Liquor law violations202225
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1746
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)200
Aggravated assault212
Motor vehicle theft103
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1625
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)200
Aggravated assault111
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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 Year201220112010
Default rate12.5%11.6%12.3%
Number in default162140125
Number in repayment1,2871,2001,013
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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