University of Alaska Fairbanks

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,301
4.87% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,778
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.51%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
67%
1,361 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,813
40.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43%
208 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 Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2020, 1,383 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (729 degrees), 3.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $7,301, which is $−21,328 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $7,301, which is $−21,328 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,778.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,301
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $7,301. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $−21,328 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$10,778
2020 Value
11.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Alaska Fairbanks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,778. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,245
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Fairbanks was of $11,245 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.97% 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

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
20%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Fairbanks received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.89% with respect to 2019, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.51%
2018 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 8.51%, which represents 100 out of the 1175 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 1,361 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.59% annual decline. Out of those 1,361 applicants, 912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67% acceptance rate.

There were 6,813 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2020, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an overall enrollment yield of 73.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
912
Accepted Out of 1,361

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Fairbanks was 67% (912 admissions from 1,361 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.59%, while admissions declined by −13.2%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
203
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total enrollment of 6,813 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 2,783 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,030. This means that 40.8% 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 53.1% White, 12.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 9.45% Two or More Races, 7.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, and 0.705% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Two or More Races Female (5.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,813 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 2,783 and the part-time enrollment is 4,030. This means that 40.8% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 University of Alaska Fairbanks was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    3,615
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    847
  3. Two or More Races
    644

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 53.1% White, 12.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 9.45% Two or More Races, 7.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Black or African American, 2.36% Asian, and 0.705% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 648 students (9.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 243 more women than men received degrees from University of Alaska Fairbanks. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 3.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (214 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks is General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (41 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 (60 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (85 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 (163,207 people), Police officers (142,915 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,178 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (107,285 people), and Physicians (105,030 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (85 degrees), Protective Services (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (24 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, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (85 degrees), Protective Services (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (24 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities (353,539 people), Elementary & secondary schools (271,899 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,893 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,279 people), and Computer Systems Design (114,868 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (52 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (85 degrees), Protective Services (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (24 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks was General Business Administration & Management with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

570
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
813
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 570 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is 0.701 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (813).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.654 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 78 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks is Male and Two or More Races (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 33.7% of graduates (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    729 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    214 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 3.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (214 degrees).

15.5% of degree recipients (214 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    406 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    323 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white female (406 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (323 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at nearly $114M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $451k (0.395%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total salary expenditure of $357M. University of Alaska Fairbanks employs 91 Associate professors, 87 Assistant professors, and 80 Professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Male Professors (53), Male Associate professors(50), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks are: Research, with 342 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 220 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 157 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$114M
2020 Endowment
0.349%
decline from 2019

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at about $114M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Fairbanks declined 0.349% 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $105M - Federal
  2. $4.39M - State
  3. $3.73M - Local

As of 2020, University of Alaska Fairbanks received $105M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.39M from state grants and contracts, and $3.73M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$154M
2020 Salaries
1.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a median of $154M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($357M) and a 1.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.11% decline from 2018 and a 3% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.1M
Instructional Salaries
289
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a total of $25.1M to 289 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
342 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Associate professor with 91 employees; Assistant professor with 87 employees; and Assistant professor with 80 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Research with 342 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 220 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 157 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks was Male Professor with 53 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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