2021 Best Colleges for the Money (With No Aid) in Alaska
There are lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Alaska Schools For The Money For Those With No Aid ranking as one tool you can use to help make this decision.
After analyzing 4 schools, we came up with our list of those that were the best for overall value for the money with no aid in Alaska. This ranking doesn't just identify the colleges with the lowest costs. Rather, it highlights those institutions that offer excellent educational experiences for a lower cost than other schools of roughly the same caliber. So it is possible that College A may rank better than College B, while College B is less expensive to attend.
When determining average cost, we look at total expenses, such as tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other living expenses. This gives a rough estimation of how much money you can expect to pay out-of-pocket or through loans each year.
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Top Colleges for the Money (Without Aid) in Alaska
Learn more about these excellent schools below:
University of Alaska Southeast tops this year’s ranking as the best school for overall value for the money with no aid in Alaska. University of Alaska Southeast is a small public school located in Juneau, Alaska that handed out 113 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at University of Alaska Southeast to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school for students who receive no aid is around $21,532. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Alaska Southeast be around $101,846. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.
University of Alaska Southeast also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges in Alaska rankings.Request Information
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Alaska Pacific University. The school came in at #2 in Alaska on this year’s best value ranking. Alaska Pacific is located in Anchorage, Alaska and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 55 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.
The average student at Alaska Pacific graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,600 for students who receive no aid. This means that the average student pays around $147,742 to get a bachelor’s degree from Alaska Pacific. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.
The impressive student-to-faculty rate of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Alaska Pacific is ranked #1 for overall quality in Alaska.Request Information
Out of the 4 schools in Alaska that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Alaska Fairbanks landed the #3 spot on the list. University of Alaska Fairbanks is a medium-sized public school located in Fairbanks, Alaska that handed out 602 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
At UAF, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,847 for students who receive no aid. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UAF be around $110,889. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.
UAF not only placed well in our value rankings, but it is also #3 on our Best Colleges in Alaska list.Request Information
Out of the 4 schools in Alaska that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Alaska Anchorage landed the #4 spot on the list. UAA is located in Anchorage, Alaska and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,148 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.
It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at UAA to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,713 for students who receive no aid. This means that the average student pays around $131,161 to get a bachelor’s degree from UAA. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.
In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UAA is ranked #4 for overall quality in Alaska.Request Information
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.
- For our state-specific rankings, we use in-state tuition to calculate average cost. For our national and regional rankings, we use a weighted average of in-state and non-resident tuition.
- 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 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).
- Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.
More about our data sources and methodologies.