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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska

8 Colleges
$38,300 Avg Salary*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in Alaska.

After analyzing 8 schools in Alaska, we came up with our list of those that offered the most diversity. The four factors we consider to determine overall diversity includes: race and ethnicity of the students, location of origin, age, and male to female ratio.

Learn more about our ranking methodology.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska

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#1

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

Our analysis found University of Alaska Fairbanks to be the most diverse school in Alaska in this year’s ranking. This medium-sized , public school is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, and it awarded 602 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 36% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $38,700 during the early years of their career.

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#2

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

A rank of #2 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska list means University of Alaska Anchorage is a great place for students who value diversity. 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.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 39% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $45,400 during the early years of their career.

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#3

Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, Alaska

A rank of #3 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska list means Alaska Pacific University is a great place for students who value diversity. Alaska Pacific University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Anchorage, Alaska that handed out 55 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 24% falling into the traditional age range. During the early years of their career, graduates from Alaska Pacific make an average of $40,200 a year.

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A rank of #4 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska list means University of Alaska Southeast is a great place for students who value diversity. University of Alaska Southeast is a small public school situated in Juneau, Alaska. It awarded 113 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 28% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from University of Alaska Southeast make an average of $36,000 a year.

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#5

Alaska Bible College

Palmer, Alaska

A rank of #5 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska list means Alaska Bible College is a great place for students who value diversity. Alaska Bible College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Palmer, Alaska. The school has a small population, and it awarded 5 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 43% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score.

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#6

Alaska Christian College

Soldotna, Alaska

If you crave a diverse college experience, Alaska Christian College, coming in at #6 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. A small institution, Alaska Christian College is private not-for-profit.

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#7

Ilisagvik College

Barrow, Alaska

If you crave a diverse college experience, Ilisagvik College, coming in at #7 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Barrow, Alaska, Ilisagvik College is a small public school.

This school is considered a tribal institution.

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#8

Alaska Career College

Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Career College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska ranking. A small institution, Alaska Career College is private for-profit.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Alaska Career College go into careers with an average salary of $31,200.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

*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.

References

  • 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).

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