University of Alaska Anchorage

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,532

6.81% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,543

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

3,716 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

15,733

45.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.9%

274 Graduates

About

University of Alaska Anchorage is a higher education institution located in Anchorage Municipality, AK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Alaska Anchorage were Registered Nursing (104 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees), and Accounting (64 degrees).

In 2017, 2,460 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Anchorage. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,589 degrees), 6.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $5,532, which is $-15,201 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $5,532, which is $-15,201 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 $12,543.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,532

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,532. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $-15,201 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,543

2017 Value

5.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Alaska Anchorage had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,543. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Alaska Anchorage grew by 5.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,298

Room and Board

$1,608

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Anchorage was of $11,298 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,608. The cost of room and board increased by 4.53% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

23%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Anchorage received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 42% 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.

10.5%

2016 Default Rate

265

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Anchorage was 10.5%, which represents 265 out of the 2512 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

University of Alaska Anchorage received 3,716 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.48% annual growth. Out of those 3,716 applicants, 3,078 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,733 students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Anchorage has an overall enrollment yield of 61%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,078

Accepted Out of 3,716

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Anchorage was 82.8% (3,078 admissions from 3,716 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.48%, while admissions grew by 2.46%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Anchorage has a total enrollment of 15,733 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 7,162 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,571. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Anchorage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 10.5% Two or More Races, 8.22% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Asian, 5.73% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.98% Black or African American, and 0.807% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Two or More Races Female (7.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.1%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Two or More Races Female (7.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,733 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 7,162 and the part-time enrollment is 8,571. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 University of Alaska Anchorage was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Alaska Anchorage had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,873

  2. Two or More Races

    1,647

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,294

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Anchorage is 56.4% White, 10.5% Two or More Races, 8.22% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Asian, 5.73% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.98% Black or African American, and 0.807% 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, 894 students (5.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 502 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Anchorage. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alaska Anchorage are white (1,589 degrees awarded). There were 6.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage is Registered Nursing (104 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees) and Accounting (64 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alaska Anchorage, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Transportation (43 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (116 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Software developers (365,387 people), Other managers (362,323 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (315,423 people), Civil engineers (232,401 people), and Mechanical engineers (182,548 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Transportation (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (37 degrees), and Precision Production (39 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 University of Alaska Anchorage are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Transportation (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (37 degrees), and Precision Production (39 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 University of Alaska Anchorage are Computer Systems Design (444,230 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (402,465 people), Construction (275,152 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (231,729 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (210,713 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Transportation (43 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (37 degrees), and Precision Production (39 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 University of Alaska Anchorage.

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage was Registered Nursing with 104 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 979

  2. 1,481

In 2017, 979 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage, which is 0.661 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,481).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.489 times less than the 188 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 188 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.04 times more than the 92 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (31.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is Female and Asian (31.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.19% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,589 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    228 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Anchorage is white (1,589 degrees awarded). There were 6.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (228 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    931 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    658 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    149 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alaska Anchorage is white female (931 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (658 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at nearly $55.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.7k (0.081%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total expenditure of $320M. Of that $320M, they spent $134M on salaries and $320M on benefits.

University of Alaska Anchorage employs 194 Assistant professors, 136 Associate professors, and 111 Professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Anchorage are Female Assistant professors (107), Male Assistant professors(87), and Female Associate professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage are: Office and Administrative Support, with 384 employees, Management, with 113 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.1M

2017 Endowment

15.6%

growth from 2016

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at about $55.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Anchorage grew 15.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $17.7M - Federal

  2. $7.88M - State

  3. $2.99M - Local

As of 2017, University of Alaska Anchorage received $17.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.88M from state grants and contracts, and $2.99M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$134M

Salary Expenditure

$320M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total expenditure of $320M. Of that $320M, they spent $134M on salaries and $320M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Alaska Anchorage as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$134M

2017 Salaries

2.35%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a median of $134M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($320M) and a 2.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.99% decline from 2015 and a 0.978% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$40M

Instructional Salaries

477

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a total of $40M to 477 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

194 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

384 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Assistant professor with 194 employees; Associate professor with 136 employees; and Associate professor with 111 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Office and Administrative Support with 384 employees; Management with 113 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage was Female Assistant professor with 107 employees, Male Assistant professor with 87 employees, and Female Associate professor with 70 employees.

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

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