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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
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:  378 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 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.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty826
Instructional826
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 Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$13,493$13,693$14,290$14,9654.7%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$13,030$13,890$14,050$14,9506.4%
Other$3,470$3,600$4,100$9,540132.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,470$3,600$4,100$9,540132.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$29,992$31,182$32,439$39,45421.6%
Off Campus with Family$16,962$17,292$18,389$24,50433.3%
Next largest programs 2015-2016
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Accounting and Business/Management66 credit hours15 months$24,395$0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder34 credit hours10 months$11,796$0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage48 credit hours8 months$15,245$0
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist27 credit hours7 months$9,640$0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other66 credit hours15 months$24,395$0
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid129690%————
Grant or scholarship aid26781%$1,435,656$5,377
Federal grants24173%$1,337,981$5,552
Pell grants21766%$1,208,885$5,571
Other federal grants247%$129,096$5,379
State/local government grant or scholarships185%$94,950$5,275
Institutional grants or scholarships82%$2,725$341
Student loan aid26380%$1,288,695$4,900
Federal student loans25878%$1,271,511$4,928
Other student loans52%$17,184$3,437
  • 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 aid149886%$2,943,681$5,911
Pell grants41972%$1,725,036$4,117
Federal student loans46480%$3,171,511$6,835
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$13,538$13,839$14,233
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,009$16,212$15,478
$30,001 – $48,000$15,521$18,117$17,924
$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 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)378
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 19%
Female: 81%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 19%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 38%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 45%
25 and over: 55%
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 2014.
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 (2015-2016): $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: 74%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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 2012-13
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: 60%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 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: 56%
Asian: 71%
Black or African American: 66%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 79%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 77%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 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 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
[Began in 2011-12]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 72%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 72%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 72%
[Began in 2012-13]
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) 2014-2015
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
Accounting and Business/Management--36
Business Administration and Management, General-16-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--28
Category total-1664
Health Professions and Related Programs
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-42-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder42--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-150-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist25--
Category total67192-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations10--
Category total10--
Grand total7720864
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
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 71
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $6,464
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 60%
Part-time students: 50%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time67%100%
200 percent of normal time83%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% 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., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges9/27/1987 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate17.9%20.8%22.5%
Number in default528379
Number in repayment290399350
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)