University of Alaska Fairbanks

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,467

8.95% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,010

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

76.7%

1,631 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,664

45.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

38.3%

182 Graduates

About

University of Alaska Fairbanks is a higher education institution located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Alaska Fairbanks were General Biological Sciences (54 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (36 degrees).

In 2017, 1,543 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (779 degrees), 2.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (309 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $6,467, which is $-20,033 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $6,467, which is $-20,033 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,010.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,467

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $6,467. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $-20,033 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,010

2017 Value

0.956%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Alaska Fairbanks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,010. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew by 0.956%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,305

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Fairbanks was of $10,305 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 9.16% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Fairbanks received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

10.8%

2016 Default Rate

134

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 10.8%, which represents 134 out of the 1241 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 Fairbanks received 1,631 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.75% annual growth. Out of those 1,631 applicants, 1,251 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,664 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2017, and 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an overall enrollment yield of 64.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,251

Accepted Out of 1,631

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Fairbanks was 76.7% (1,251 admissions from 1,631 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.75%, while admissions grew by 9.35%.

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SAT Scores

38%

Submission Percentage

214

Scores Submitted

38% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total enrollment of 7,664 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,163. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Fairbanks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 12.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.89% Two or More Races, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Black or African American, 2.17% Asian, and 0.457% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27.6%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Two or More Races Female (3.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,664 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3,501 and the part-time enrollment is 4,163. This means that 45.7% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Fairbanks was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Alaska Fairbanks had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,950

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    992

  3. Two or More Races

    528

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 51.5% White, 12.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.89% Two or More Races, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.26% Black or African American, 2.17% Asian, and 0.457% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,131 students (14.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 143 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Fairbanks. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alaska Fairbanks are white (779 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (309 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks is General Biological Sciences (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Alaska Fairbanks, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (44 degrees), and Protective Services (114 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 Fairbanks are Other managers (405,580 people), Software developers (372,391 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,670 people), Civil engineers (238,088 people), and Mechanical engineers (176,955 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (44 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Engineering (137 degrees), and Construction (23 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 Fairbanks are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (44 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Engineering (137 degrees), and Construction (23 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 Fairbanks are Computer Systems Design (445,970 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,217 people), Construction (343,766 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,031 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (314,943 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (58 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (44 degrees), Protective Services (114 degrees), Engineering (137 degrees), and Construction (23 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 Fairbanks.

Most Common

  1. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks was General Biological Sciences with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 700

  2. 843

In 2017, 700 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is 0.83 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 55 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.679 times less than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 81 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.47 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from University of Alaska Fairbanks completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 16.5% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    779 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    309 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    182 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white (779 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (309 degrees).

20% of degree recipients (309 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    414 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    365 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white female (414 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (365 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at nearly $98.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.09M (1.11%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total salary expenditure of $409M. University of Alaska Fairbanks employs 103 Associate professors, 95 Assistant professors, and 89 Professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Male Professors (64), Male Associate professors(57), and Female Assistant professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks are: Research, with 459 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 267 employees, and Management with 157 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$98.9M

2017 Endowment

22.5%

growth from 2016

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at about $98.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew 22.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $188M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $106M - Federal

  2. $6.06M - State

  3. $3.45M - Local

As of 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks received $106M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.06M from state grants and contracts, and $3.45M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$159M

2017 Salaries

5.42%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a median of $159M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($409M) and a 5.42% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.19% decline from 2015 and a 1.39% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.4M

Instructional Salaries

327

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a total of $28.4M to 327 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Research

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

459 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Associate professor with 103 employees; Assistant professor with 95 employees; and Assistant professor with 89 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Research with 459 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 267 employees; and Management with 157 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks was Male Professor with 64 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 48 employees.

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

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