Is UAS a Good School for the Money?
University of Alaska Southeast Value Report
College Factual set out to determine if UAS is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.
Within Alaska, UAS Offers Average Quality for a Fair Price.
University of Alaska Southeast is ranked #2 out of #4 in Alaska for quality and #2 out of #4 for Alaska value.
This makes it average quality for a fair price in the state.
Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the UAS financial aid page to be sure.
Below Average Value Nationwide
University of Alaska Southeast is ranked #1,248 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe University of Alaska Southeast is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|University of Minnesota - Crookston||$85,328||A|
|University of Southern Mississippi||$92,793||A|
|Wheeling Jesuit University||$100,480||A-|
|The University of Texas at Tyler||$129,069||D|
|University of Alaska Southeast||$146,829||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $146,829 For That Piece of Paper
The UAS time to graduate is about 4.73 years and will cost an estimated $31,042 per year. This brings the total cost to 146,829.
|Average Yearly Cost||$31,042|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.73|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$146,829|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about UAS cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.
Look at the table below to get a sense of how UAS value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$155,669||#480||B|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$130,411||#1,186||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$101,846||#1||B+|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$76,588||#1||B+|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Alaska.
About 84% of UAS students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UAS financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
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