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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. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Alaska Anchorage Ranked?

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2021 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 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UAA is ranked #1,184 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UAA also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Alaska ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAA?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UAA is a good fit for you.

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University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Alaska Anchorage is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 9% for first-time, full-time students at UAA, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UAA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,103 undergraduates at UAA with 5,521 being full-time and 6,582 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.

With an overall score of 88.47 out of 100, UAA is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.47 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Alaska Anchorage Cost?

The overall average net price of UAA is $13,819. 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 +
$11,410 $12,337 $15,338 $17,458 $17,373

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UAA, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,535 a year. That adds up to $22,140 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAA is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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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 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 located 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 79 majors graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage. Of these students, 1,930 received undergraduate degrees and 225 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 132 $70,700
Business Administration & Management 84 $45,800
Accounting 69 $52,100
General Psychology 50 $37,600
Mechanical Engineering 45 NA
Public Health 40 NA
Biological & Physical Science 39 NA
Civil Engineering 37 $57,700
Air Transportation 36 $41,600
General Biology 34 $24,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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