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2021 Best Colleges for Nursing in Alaska

Nursing is a popular major and Alaska is the 52nd most popular state for students studying this major. 151 of the 296,913 Nursing diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Alaska. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Nursing students in Alaska.

Choosing a Great Nursing School

Best Colleges for Nursing in Alaska The nursing program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality nursing program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

Nursing graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent nursing graduates from Alaska colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $70,700 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Nursing students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other nursing students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized nursing related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Nursing students in Alaska.

Best Schools to Study Nursing in Alaska

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Best Nursing Colleges in Alaska

Every student pursuing a degree in nursing has to look into University of Alaska Anchorage. Located in the large city Anchorage, UAA is a public college with a large student population.

Students who graduate from the nursing program earn around $70,700 in their early career salary.


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Best Nursing Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Nursing Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 17,108
Washington 293 3,694
Oregon 252 1,608
Nevada 190 1,734
Hawaii 162 623

Nursing is one of 34 different types of Health Professions programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 213
Health/Medical Prep Programs 115
Health & Medical Administrative Services 92
Public Health 77
Mental & Social Health Services 62

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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