Alaska Pacific University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,350
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,944
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.98%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
90.7%
428 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
493
59.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.6%
10 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 General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (11 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (8 degrees).

In 2020, 114 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alaska Pacific University. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (57 degrees), 2.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $20,350, which is $−2,180 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $20,350, which is $−2,180 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,944.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Alaska Pacific University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,350
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Alaska Pacific University was $20,350. The cost of tuition at Alaska Pacific University is $−2,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,944
2020 Value
2.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Alaska Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,944. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Alaska Pacific University grew by 2.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,765
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alaska Pacific University was of $12,765 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.08% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Alaska Pacific University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.88% with respect to 2019, when 82% 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.
5.98%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Alaska Pacific University was 5.98%, which represents 7 out of the 117 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 428 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 21.2% annual growth. Out of those 428 applicants, 388 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.7% acceptance rate.

There were 493 students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alaska Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 6.19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
388
Accepted Out of 428

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alaska Pacific University was 90.7% (388 admissions from 428 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 89.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 21.2%, while admissions grew by 23.2%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alaska Pacific University has a total enrollment of 493 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Pacific University is 293 students and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alaska Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.5% White, 23.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 12.4% Two or More Races, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, and 0.811% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.7%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (21.9%) and Two or More Races Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (8.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alaska Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 493 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Pacific University is 293 and the part-time enrollment is 200. This means that 59.4% of students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2020 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 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alaska Pacific University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    175
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    118
  3. Two or More Races
    61

The enrolled student population at Alaska Pacific University is 35.5% White, 23.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 12.4% Two or More Races, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.83% Asian, and 0.811% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 36 more women than men received degrees from Alaska Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alaska Pacific University is white (57 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alaska Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (11 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (8 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 (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and Psychology (19 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 Pacific University are Accountants & auditors (1,052,839 people), Other managers (732,229 people), Financial managers (461,789 people), Chief executives & legislators (368,179 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (349,562 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and Business (52 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, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and Business (52 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 (871,271 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (569,276 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,657 people), Banking & related activities (497,590 people), and Computer Systems Design (489,161 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Pacific University are Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (10 degrees), and Business (52 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.
Most Common
  1. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alaska Pacific University was General Business Administration & Management with 17 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

39
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
75
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Pacific University, which is 0.52 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (75).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.364 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Alaska Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 33% of students graduating from Alaska Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alaska Pacific University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 20% 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
    57 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alaska Pacific University is white (57 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (28 degrees).

8.77% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    35 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    24 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alaska Pacific University is white female (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native female (24 degrees).

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Operations

Alaska Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.23M (5.4%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Alaska Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of $16M. Alaska Pacific University employs 21 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 8 Instructors. Most academics at Alaska Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (13), Male Assistant professors(8), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, Management, with 12 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$78.4M
2020 Endowment
4.91%
growth from 2019

Alaska Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $78.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Alaska Pacific University grew 4.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.8M 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. $2.36M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Alaska Pacific University received $2.36M 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

$8.07M
2020 Salaries
4.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Alaska Pacific University paid a median of $8.07M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($16M) and a 4.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.72% growth from 2018 and a 1.19% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.01M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2020, Alaska Pacific University paid a total of $3.01M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees; Management with 12 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alaska Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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