Alaska Pacific University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,350

2.26% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,866

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.04%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86%

450 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

509

47.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.9%

9 Graduates

About

Alaska Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Anchorage Municipality, AK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alaska Pacific University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (11 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees).

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alaska Pacific University. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (88 degrees), 5.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $20,350, which is $-383 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $20,350, which is $-383 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,866.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,350

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Alaska Pacific University was $20,350. The cost of tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $-383 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,866

2017 Value

0.888%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Alaska Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,866. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Alaska Pacific University grew by 0.888%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,160

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alaska Pacific University was of $11,160 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 2.39% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.7% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.04%

2016 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Alaska Pacific University was 5.04%, which represents 7 out of the 139 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Alaska Pacific University received 450 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.06% annual decline. Out of those 450 applicants, 387 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 509 students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alaska Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.01%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

387

Accepted Out of 450

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alaska Pacific University was 86% (387 admissions from 450 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 55.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.06%, while admissions grew by 48.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Alaska Pacific University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alaska Pacific University has a total enrollment of 509 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Pacific University is 240 students and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alaska Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.2% White, 19.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 12% Two or More Races, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, and 0.786% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (9.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Two or More Races Female (8.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alaska Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 509 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Pacific University is 240 and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 47.2% of students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alaska Pacific University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alaska Pacific University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    230

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    98

  3. Two or More Races

    61

The enrolled student population at Alaska Pacific University is 45.2% White, 19.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 12% Two or More Races, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, and 0.786% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 61 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 52 more women than men received degrees from Alaska Pacific University. The majority of degree recipients at Alaska Pacific University are white (88 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alaska Pacific University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 degrees awarded), followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Studies (11 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alaska Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), and Psychology (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (222,260 people), Other managers (151,291 people), Social workers, all other (107,216 people), Postsecondary teachers (90,477 people), and Registered nurses (90,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (492,551 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (298,307 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (250,098 people), Outpatient care centers (177,263 people), and Individual & family services (135,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alaska Pacific University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alaska Pacific University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 14 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 43

  2. 95

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Pacific University, which is 0.453 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (95).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.385 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Alaska Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.6 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 42% of students graduating from Alaska Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alaska Pacific University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    88 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alaska Pacific University is white (88 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (17 degrees).

10.1% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    60 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    28 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alaska Pacific University is white female (60 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (28 degrees).

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Operations

Alaska Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.25M (2.65%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Alaska Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $17.1M. Alaska Pacific University employs 14 Assistant professors, 9 Professors, and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at Alaska Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (9), Male Professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.8M

2017 Endowment

4.16%

decline from 2016

Alaska Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $84.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Alaska Pacific University declined 4.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $51.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $781k - Federal

  2. $38.7k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Alaska Pacific University received $781k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $38.7k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.43M

2017 Salaries

1.42%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Alaska Pacific University paid a median of $7.43M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($17.1M) and a 1.42% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.06% decline from 2015 and a 0.163% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.66M

Instructional Salaries

31

Number of Employees

In 2017, Alaska Pacific University paid a total of $1.66M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

14 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University were Assistant professor with 14 employees; Professor with 9 employees; and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; Management with 10 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Alaska Pacific University.

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