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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:  8,638 (7,533 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,207634
Research and public service690214
Total graduate assistants-370
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,200$7,450$8,102$8,3803.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,720$8,938$10,500$10,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$16,162$16,484$17,398$18,1044.1%
Off Campus$19,482$19,572$21,396$21,8242.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,762$10,634$10,896$11,3243.9%
On Campus$26,122$27,060$28,390$29,7334.7%
Off Campus$29,442$30,148$32,388$33,4533.3%
Off Campus with Family$20,722$21,210$21,888$22,9534.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,037
In-state fees$1,372
Out-of-state tuition$16,416
Out-of-state fees$1,372
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid164487%————
Grant or scholarship aid57177%$3,971,436$6,955
Federal grants19727%$814,473$4,134
Pell grants19727%$796,840$4,045
Other federal grants385%$17,633$464
State/local government grant or scholarships43359%$1,819,034$4,201
Institutional grants or scholarships34346%$1,337,929$3,901
Student loan aid23832%$1,421,716$5,974
Federal student loans23332%$1,163,659$4,994
Other student loans314%$258,057$8,324
  • 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 aid13,46046%$19,841,270$5,734
Pell grants1,70623%$6,092,719$3,571
Federal student loans1,90225%$13,050,491$6,861
  • 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$8,281$8,383$8,741
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$7,916$6,952$7,088
$30,001 – $48,000$7,059$8,165$8,474
$48,001 – $75,000$9,646$10,657$10,019
$75,001 – $110,000$11,720$11,726$13,799
$110,001 and more$12,529$12,368$13,339
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment8,638
Undergraduate enrollment7,533
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment450
Graduate enrollment1,105
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 15%
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: 27%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 54%
25 and over: 46%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 23%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 45%
Enrolled in some distance education: 28%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 28%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants1,554738816
Percent admitted73%75%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled70%75%66%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480610
SAT Math480610
SAT Writing450570
ACT Composite1826
ACT English1725
ACT Math1726
ACT Writing68
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: 75%
Part-time students: 46%
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. At this institution, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 28%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
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 2007]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 43%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 18%
Asian: 63%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • The UAF incoming first-time freshmen cohort is a mix of two-year (associate-level) and four-year (baccalaureate-level) students. On a national level, two-year students generally have a lower graduation rate than four-year students. The graduation rate for UAF reflects these national trends and represents results due to a mix of these student types. The UAF graduation rate for the 2009 cohort of four-year students is higher (at roughly 41%) than the mixed rate (28%).
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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----2-
Category total----2-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies-5d-2d--
Area Studies, Other-03---
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)--0d---
Russian Studies-0----
Category total-5d3d2d--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-53712--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--72--
Category total-531414--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping18d---24d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General----1-
Banking and Financial Support Services----0-
Business Administration and Management, General44d29d25d-8d-
Construction Management12----0d
Operations Management and Supervision----0-
Category total74d56d25d-33d0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-101---
Category total-181---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-104---
Category total-104---
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance----9-
Category total----23-
Art Teacher Education-----1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--16d--2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15d-----
Education, General--24d---
Elementary Education and Teaching-21d---6d
Reading Teacher Education-----0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-----0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0---24d
Special Education and Teaching, General--7d--15d
Category total15d21d47d--48d
Civil Engineering, General-217---
Civil Engineering, Other--1---
Computer Engineering, General-3----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-105---
Engineering, General---3--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--1---
Geological/Geophysical Engineering-71---
Mechanical Engineering-341---
Mining and Mineral Engineering-52---
Petroleum Engineering-208---
Category total-100263--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General1---1-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other23-----
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician----5-
Instrumentation Technology/Technician----5-
Category total24---11-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--10---
English Language and Literature, General-174---
Category total-1714---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development-18d----
Category total-18d----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics00--0-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-14----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other10--0-
Japanese Language and Literature-8----
Category total1251-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling----7d-
Dental Assisting/Assistant3---2-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist5-----
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-----
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary----12d-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder----16d-
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller----2d-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist----0d-
Medical/Clinical Assistant21---29-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other19d-----
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide----15d-
Pre-Nursing Studies----16-
Public Health, General3d---26d-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant----3-
Category total56d---128d-
History, General-6----
Category total-6----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-25d----
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--5d---
Criminal Justice/Police Science----18-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-7--6-
Fire Protection, Other----19-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting29-----
Category total2932d5d-43-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal6-----
Legal Professions and Studies, Other----0-
Category total6---0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies67d-----
Category total67d0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--3--0
Mathematics, General-310--
Category total-340-0
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician2---0-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician----12-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician----13-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician9d---1d-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician----15-
Category total11d---41d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-1----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13058--
Natural Sciences11d-----
Category total12d3158--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies----1-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management-5124--
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other-73---
Natural Resources Management and Policy0-----
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other---1--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General----13-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-1020--
Category total02217514-
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef----20-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training3---21-
Category total3---41-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-1----
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--31--
Chemistry, General-104---
Chemistry, Other---1--
Geology/Earth Science, General-840--
Geophysics and Seismology--30--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--3d1d--
Physics, General-202--
Physics, Other--1---
Category total-2018d6d--
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder----6-
Category total----6-
Psychology, General-34-1--
Category total-34-1--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy3d10d3d-6d-
Social Work-25d----
Category total3d35d3d-6d-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other3-----
Category total3-----
Social Sciences
Economics, General-7----
Economics, Other--8---
Political Science and Government, General-6----
Social Sciences, General----2-
Category total-401512-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew3-----
Category total3-----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-93---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-3----
Music Performance, General--4---
Music, General-8----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-5----
Category total-257---
Grand total3075722094035048
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
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program because the non-resident tuition surcharge is waived for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families, under UA Board of Regents Policy 05.10.050 (
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 594
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 242
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 6
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: $4,288
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,621
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,164
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,429
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 65%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Ice Hockey28
Track and Field, X-Country1412
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession112
Drug law violations281321
Liquor law violations434033
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1132
Liquor law violations222520
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible46
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault120
Motor vehicle theft030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible25
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault110
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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate12.0%12.5%11.6%
Number in default164162140
Number in repayment1,3591,2871,200
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)