University of Alaska Fairbanks

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,962
4.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,643
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76%
1,383 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,179
41.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.4%
178 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 (62 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (46 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees).

In 2019, 1,432 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (770 degrees), 3.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (215 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $6,962, which is $-21,538 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $6,962, which is $-21,538 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,643.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,962
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $6,962. The cost of tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $-21,538 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,643
2019 Value
7.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Alaska Fairbanks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,643. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew by 7.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,512
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Fairbanks was of $10,512 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.97% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Fairbanks received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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12.1%
2017 Default Rate
127
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 12.1%, which represents 127 out of the 1047 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 1,383 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,383 applicants, 1,051 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76% acceptance rate.

There were 7,179 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2019, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an overall enrollment yield of 65.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,051
Accepted Out of 1,383

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Alaska Fairbanks was 76% (1,051 admissions from 1,383 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -17.8%, while admissions declined by -18%.

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage
273
Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total enrollment of 7,179 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 2,996 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,183. This means that 41.7% 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 51.4% White, 11.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 9.04% Two or More Races, 7.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.86% Black or African American, 2.05% Asian, and 0.71% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (25.9%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (6.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Two or More Races Female (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,179 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 2,996 and the part-time enrollment is 4,183. This means that 41.7% of students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 73%. 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
    3,693
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    853
  3. Two or More Races
    649

The enrolled student population at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 51.4% White, 11.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 9.04% Two or More Races, 7.48% Hispanic or Latino, 2.86% Black or African American, 2.05% Asian, and 0.71% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 854 students (11.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 260 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 (770 degrees awarded). There were 3.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (215 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks is General Biological Sciences (62 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (46 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (42 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 (65 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (14 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 (136,206 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,989 people), Physicians (106,788 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (95,374 people), and Other Physical Scientists (75,003 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (88 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (24 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (88 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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (247,823 people), Elementary & secondary schools (242,295 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,575 people), Computer Systems Design (103,202 people), and Scientific research & development services (77,897 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (88 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. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Alaska Fairbanks was General Biological Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

586
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
846
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 586 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (846).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded to men at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.672 times less than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 67 degrees were awarded to women at University of Alaska Fairbanks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 38.2% of graduates (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    770 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    215 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white (770 degrees awarded). There were 3.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (215 degrees).

15% of degree recipients (215 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    433 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    337 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Alaska Fairbanks is white female (433 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (337 degrees).

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Operations

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at nearly $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $277k (0.241%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total salary expenditure of $394M. University of Alaska Fairbanks employs 105 Associate professors, 91 Professors, and 86 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Alaska Fairbanks are Male Professors (62), Male Associate professors(57), and Female Associate professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks are: Research, with 459 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 250 employees, and Management with 152 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$115M
2019 Endowment
8.15%
growth from 2018

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an endowment valued at about $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Alaska Fairbanks grew 8.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $196M 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. $101M - Federal
  2. $4.92M - State
  3. $3.07M - Local

As of 2019, University of Alaska Fairbanks received $101M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.92M from state grants and contracts, and $3.07M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$152M
2019 Salaries
1.11%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a median of $152M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($394M) and a 1.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3% decline from 2017 and a 5.42% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27M
Instructional Salaries
310
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Alaska Fairbanks paid a total of $27M to 310 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
105 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
459 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Associate professor with 105 employees; Professor with 91 employees; and Professor with 86 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks were Research with 459 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 250 employees; and Management with 152 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Alaska Fairbanks was Male Professor with 62 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Associate professor with 48 employees.

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

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