Alaska Career College

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2017 Average Net Price

$18,883

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

430

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

69%

312 Graduates

About

Alaska Career College is a higher education institution located in Anchorage Municipality, AK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alaska Career College were .

In 2017, 311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alaska Career College. 81.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (127 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Career College is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Career College is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,883.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$18,883

2017 Value

15.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Alaska Career College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,883. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Alaska Career College grew by 15.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Alaska Career College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Alaska Career College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

18.6%

2016 Default Rate

60

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Alaska Career College was 18.6%, which represents 60 out of the 322 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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Enrollment

Alaska Career College has a total enrollment of 430 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Career College is 430 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Alaska Career College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alaska Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.2% White, 21.9% Asian, 14.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, and 1.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alaska Career College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.4%), followed by Asian Female (19.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alaska Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 430 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Career College is 430 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Alaska Career College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Career College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Alaska Career College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    147

  2. Asian

    94

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    62

The enrolled student population at Alaska Career College is 34.2% White, 21.9% Asian, 14.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 5.35% Two or More Races, and 1.16% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 4 students (0.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 197 more women than men received degrees from Alaska Career College. The majority of degree recipients at Alaska Career College are white (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alaska Career College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alaska Career College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (15 degrees awarded), Health (238 degrees), and Business (58 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 Alaska Career College are Registered nurses (1,371,765 people), Accountants & auditors (1,087,179 people), Other managers (626,487 people), Financial managers (416,645 people), and Chief executives & legislators (314,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Transportation (15 degrees awarded), Health (238 degrees), and Business (58 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 Career College are Personal financial advisors, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Transportation (15 degrees awarded), Health (238 degrees), and Business (58 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,684,241 people), Elementary & secondary schools (616,658 people), Banking & related activities (475,967 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,710 people), and Computer Systems Design (411,262 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Transportation (15 degrees awarded), Health (238 degrees), and Business (58 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 Career College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alaska Career College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Alaska Career College according to their major.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 57

  2. 254

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Career College, which is 0.224 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (254).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Alaska Career College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 0.163 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 98 degrees were awarded to women at Alaska Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 6.13 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 71% of students graduating from Alaska Career College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alaska Career College is Female and Two or More Races (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 0.641% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    127 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    70 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alaska Career College is white (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (70 degrees).

0.643% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    106 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    53 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alaska Career College is white female (106 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (53 degrees).

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Operations

Alaska Career College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $118k (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Alaska Career College had a total salary expenditure of $5.29M. Alaska Career College employs 7 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Alaska Career College are Male Instructors (4), Female Instructors(3), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Career College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Alaska Career College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Alaska Career College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Alaska Career College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.45M

2017 Salaries

5.74%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Alaska Career College paid a median of $2.45M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($5.29M) and a 5.74% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.77% decline from 2015 and a 0.261% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$355k

Instructional Salaries

7

Number of Employees

In 2017, Alaska Career College paid a total of $355k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $318k (20.1%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

18 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alaska Career College were Instructor with 7 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Career College were Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; Management with 4 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alaska Career College was Male Instructor with 4 employees, Female Instructor with 3 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Alaska Career College.

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