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IPEDS ID: 103501
OPE ID: 02541000
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Alaska Career College
1415 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507-1033
General information:  (907) 563-7575 x136
Website:  www.alaskacareercollege.edu
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  335 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Net Price Calculatorwww.alaskacareercollege.edu
Mission Statement
  "Commitment to Excellence"

Many businesses say their most important job is satisfying the customer. We believe customer satisfaction is only a minimum requirement. We seek therefore not merely to satisfy our students, but to empower them to make significant changes in their lives, changes our student’s desire and deserve. We believe this empowerment comes from a unique educational process in which every Alaska Career College employee works toward the success of every student.

This unique commitment to the education of our students by the faculty and staff of Alaska Career College means giving our students dramatically more value than they expect -- whether that value is measured by performance, quality, tuition cost, features, or service. We know we are succeeding when we inspire our students not simply to accept the minimum standards, but to invest in themselves and their education. We seek not merely to provide the minimum requirements in career education; we seek to teach the skills necessary to help our graduates begin their careers.

The programs we offer at Alaska Career College are neither the shortest nor the least expensive, but we believe they are the best. The education we provide our students is well worth the extra commitment on their part and ours. We believe this commitment to be the true worth of our philosophy and mission.
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
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1322
Instructional1322
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Program for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAverage Completion
Medical/Clinical Assistant46 credit hours10 months
Detailed Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$10,995$12,975$13,493$13,6931.5%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$12,636$12,948$12,704$13,5436.6%
Other$4,163$4,134$3,383$3,5103.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,163$4,134$3,383$3,5103.8%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$27,793$30,056$29,579$30,7453.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,157$17,108$16,875$17,2021.9%
Next largest programs 2013-2014
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other66 credit hours17 months$23,750$0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage48 credit hours8 months$13,493$0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder34 credit hours10 months$10,438$0
Business Administration and Management, General42 credit hours10 months$13,693$0
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist27 credit hours6 months$9,150$0
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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 aid125177%————
Grant or scholarship aid24375%$1,179,787$4,855
Federal grants21165%$1,025,273$4,859
Pell grants19861%$948,896$4,792
Other federal grants134%$76,377$5,875
State/local government grant or scholarships237%$151,364$6,581
Institutional grants or scholarships93%$3,150$350
Student loan aid23974%$1,085,842$4,543
Federal student loans23472%$1,068,292$4,565
Other student loans52%$17,550$3,510
  • 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 aid143686%$1,747,825$4,009
Pell grants31462%$1,450,540$4,620
Federal student loans40179%$3,152,623$7,862
  • 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 IN THE LARGEST PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAcademic Year Length
Medical/Clinical Assistant46 credit hours30 credit hours
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$13,327$14,577$13,537
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$13,800$15,184$14,009
$30,001 – $48,000$15,581$16,440$15,521
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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 for the institution's largest program. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses for the institutions largest program. If the total length of program is greater than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance is adjusted for the academic year and the average net price is for the academic year. For programs that are less than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance and the average net price are for the entire length of the program.
  • 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 enrollment (all undergraduate)335
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment4
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 18%
Female: 82%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 19%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 44%
25 and over: 56%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
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 return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 82%
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.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2010-11
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 64%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2010-11 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 79%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2010-11 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2009-10 or 2010-11, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2009-10 or 2010-11, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in 2009-10]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 67%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 73%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 73%
[Students who began in 2010-11]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 70%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 70%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General9--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--51
Category total9-51
Health Professions and Related Programs
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-43-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder28--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-117-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist21--
Category total49160-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations15--
Category total15--
Grand total7316051
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges9/27/1987 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate22.5%20.7%19.2%
Number in default797465
Number in repayment350356337
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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