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University of Alaska Anchorage Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Alaska Anchorage, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Alaska Anchorage Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Alaska Anchorage was awarded 21 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAA as #1,077 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

UAA also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Alaska ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Alaska Anchorage.

Is It Hard to Get Into UAA?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Alaska Anchorage is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Alaska Anchorage, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alaska Anchorage is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Anchorage

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UAA is 9%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UAA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,955 undergraduates at UAA with 6,974 being full-time and 7,981 being part-time.

UAA Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UAA is 81.73 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.73 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Alaska Anchorage Cost?

The overall average net price of UAA is $13,378. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,017 $12,238 $15,210 $16,795 $16,952

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAA, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,184 a year. That adds up to $20,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAA is 12.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UAA Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UAA make about $45,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UAA graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Alaska Anchorage make the most money.

Location of University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution situated in Anchorage, Alaska. The location of UAA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact details for UAA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-1800

University of Alaska Anchorage Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 91 majors graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage. Of these students, 1,982 received undergraduate degrees and 249 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 140 $70,700
Business Administration & Management 74 $45,800
General Psychology 68 $37,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 54 $42,200
Mechanical Engineering 52 NA
Accounting 49 $52,100
Biological & Physical Science 47 NA
General Biology 46 $24,400
Public Health 36 NA
Air Transportation 36 $41,600

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Alaska Anchorage along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAA

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 7,653 students took at least one online class at University of Alaska Anchorage. This is an increase from the 7,652 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,653 2,779
2016-2017 7,652 2,741
2015-2016 7,325 2,617
2014-2015 7,204 2,536
2013-2014 6,591 2,553

Learn more about online learning at University of Alaska Anchorage.

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