University of Alaska Fairbanks

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,936

4.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,097

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

73.5%

1,557 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,283

44.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

39.2%

162 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 (55 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees), and Accounting (34 degrees).

In 2016, 1,564 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (757 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $5,936, which is $-19,920 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $5,936, which is $-19,920 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,097.

In 2016, 43% 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 Fairbanks was $5,936. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $-19,920 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$9,097

2016 Value

4.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Alaska Fairbanks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,097. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew by 4.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,440

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Fairbanks was of $9,440 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.49% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

23%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Fairbanks received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.52% with respect to 2015, when 46% 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

164

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 12.2%, which represents 164 out of the 1341 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 1,557 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.193% annual growth. Out of those 1,557 applicants, 1,144 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,283 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2016, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an overall enrollment yield of 67.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,144

Accepted Out of 1,557

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Fairbanks was 73.5% (1,144 admissions from 1,557 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.193%, while admissions grew by 0.704%.

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SAT Scores

35%

Submission Percentage

296

Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total enrollment of 8,283 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3,718 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,565. This means that 44.9% 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 46.5% White, 13.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Two or More Races, 1.99% Black or African American, 1.73% Asian, and 0.676% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25%), followed by White Female (22.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (6.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.3%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Two or More Races Female (2.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,283 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3,718 and the part-time enrollment is 4,565. This means that 44.9% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Fairbanks was 75%. 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

    3,851

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1,083

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    464

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 46.5% White, 13.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.55% Two or More Races, 1.99% Black or African American, 1.73% Asian, and 0.676% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,932 students (23.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 278 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Fairbanks. The majority of degree recipients at University of Alaska Fairbanks are white (757 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks is General Biological Sciences (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees) and Accounting (34 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 (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (54 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 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 Miscellaneous managers (137,341 people), Postsecondary teachers (115,064 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (82,131 people), Physicians & surgeons (77,047 people), and Other Physical Scientists (57,376 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (54 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (54 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), and Construction (23 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 University of Alaska Fairbanks are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,140 people), Elementary & secondary schools (150,233 people), Hospitals (97,308 people), Construction (93,403 people), and Computer Systems Design (68,004 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (54 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks was General Biological Sciences with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 643

  2. 921

In 2016, 643 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 37 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.435 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 85 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.3 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 43.8% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    757 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    347 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white (757 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

22.2% of degree recipients (347 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    436 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    321 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white female (436 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (321 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at nearly $88.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-820k (-0.924%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total expenditure of $405M. Of that $405M, they spent $185M on salaries and $405M on benefits.

University of Alaska Fairbanks employs 120 Assistant professors, 105 Associate professors, and 90 Professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Male Professors (63), Male Associate professors(61), and Female Assistant professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks are: Research, with 494 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 214 employees, and Management with 167 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.8M

2015 Endowment

2.05%

decline from 2014

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at about $88.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Fairbanks declined 2.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $182M 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. $94.7M - Federal

  2. $9.86M - State

  3. $3.19M - Local

As of 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks received $94.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.86M from state grants and contracts, and $3.19M 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.

$185M

Salary Expenditure

$405M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total expenditure of $405M. Of that $405M, they spent $185M on salaries and $405M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$185M

2015 Salaries

1.39%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a median of $185M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($405M) and a 1.39% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.09% growth from 2013 and a 2.04% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.7M

Instructional Salaries

392

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a total of $32.7M to 392 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

120 Employees

Research

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

494 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Assistant professor with 120 employees; Associate professor with 105 employees; and Associate professor with 90 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Research with 494 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 214 employees; and Management with 167 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks was Male Professor with 63 employees, Male Associate professor with 61 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 61 employees.

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

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