University of Alaska Anchorage

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,936

4.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,860

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

3,626 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,318

44.5% 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 (118 degrees awarded), General Psychology (79 degrees), and Accounting (77 degrees).

In 2016, 2,553 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Anchorage. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,646 degrees), 7.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $5,936, which is $-14,224 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $5,936, which is $-14,224 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,860.

In 2016, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,936

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,936. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $-14,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,860

2016 Value

45.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Alaska Anchorage had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,860. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Alaska Anchorage grew by 45.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,808

Room and Board

$1,440

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Anchorage was of $10,808 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.94% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.92% 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 2016. This represents a decline of 2.33% with respect to 2015, 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.

12.2%

2015 Default Rate

348

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Anchorage was 12.2%, which represents 348 out of the 2847 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 3,626 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.95% annual decline. Out of those 3,626 applicants, 3,004 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 16,318 students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Anchorage has an overall enrollment yield of 58.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,004

Accepted Out of 3,626

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Anchorage was 82.8% (3,004 admissions from 3,626 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 70.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.95%, while admissions grew by 12.7%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Anchorage has a total enrollment of 16,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 7,268 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,050. This means that 44.5% 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 56.5% White, 10% Two or More Races, 7.99% Hispanic or Latino, 7.26% Asian, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.46% Black or African American, and 0.668% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.7%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Two or More Races Female (6.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.2%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Two or More Races Female (6.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Anchorage is 7,268 and the part-time enrollment is 9,050. This means that 44.5% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 70%. 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

    9,216

  2. Two or More Races

    1,636

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,303

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Anchorage is 56.5% White, 10% Two or More Races, 7.99% Hispanic or Latino, 7.26% Asian, 5.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.46% Black or African American, and 0.668% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,053 students (6.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 609 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Anchorage. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alaska Anchorage are white (1,646 degrees awarded). There were 7.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (219 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage is Registered Nursing (118 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (79 degrees) and Accounting (77 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 (25 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (139 degrees), and Transportation (43 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 University of Alaska Anchorage are Elementary & middle school teachers (188,288 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (148,149 people), Miscellaneous managers (138,038 people), Postsecondary teachers (107,741 people), and Secondary school teachers (63,676 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (139 degrees), Transportation (43 degrees), History (32 degrees), and English (53 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 Marketing & sales managers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (139 degrees), Transportation (43 degrees), History (32 degrees), and English (53 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 Elementary & secondary schools (336,190 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (210,924 people), Legal services (125,460 people), Computer Systems Design (108,445 people), and Hospitals (77,020 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Anchorage are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (139 degrees), Transportation (43 degrees), History (32 degrees), and English (53 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. 118 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Anchorage was Registered Nursing with 118 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 972

  2. 1,581

In 2016, 972 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage, which is 0.615 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,581).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 88 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.478 times less than the 184 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 184 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Anchorage in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% 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, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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

    1,646 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Anchorage is white (1,646 degrees awarded). There were 7.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (219 degrees).

3.6% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    997 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    649 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alaska Anchorage is white female (997 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (649 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at nearly $51.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.6k (0.113%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total expenditure of $317M. Of that $317M, they spent $146M on salaries and $317M on benefits.

University of Alaska Anchorage employs 197 Assistant professors, 134 Associate professors, and 114 Professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Anchorage are Female Assistant professors (107), Male Assistant professors(90), and Male Associate professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage are: Office and Administrative Support, with 261 employees, Management, with 117 employees, and Public service with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.9M

2015 Endowment

4.19%

decline from 2014

University of Alaska Anchorage has an endowment valued at about $51.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Anchorage declined 4.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23M 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. $16.6M - Federal

  2. $10.1M - State

  3. $2.02M - Local

As of 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage received $16.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.02M 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.

$146M

Salary Expenditure

$317M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage had a total expenditure of $317M. Of that $317M, they spent $146M on salaries and $317M 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

$146M

2015 Salaries

0.978%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a median of $146M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($317M) and a 0.978% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.67% growth from 2013 and a 3.3% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.9M

Instructional Salaries

524

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage paid a total of $41.9M to 524 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

197 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

261 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Assistant professor with 197 employees; Associate professor with 134 employees; and Associate professor with 114 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage were Office and Administrative Support with 261 employees; Management with 117 employees; and Public service with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Anchorage was Female Assistant professor with 107 employees, Male Assistant professor with 90 employees, and Male Associate professor with 67 employees.

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

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