University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Total Student Population: 10,845
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
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University of Alaska Anchorage(UAA) is a public research university located in Anchorage, Alaska. It was founded in 1954 as Anchorage Community College and became a four-year university in 1976.

UAA is the largest university in Alaska, with enrollment of over 17,000 students annually. UAA offers more than 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, in fields such as business, engineering, education, nursing, and social sciences.

The university also has a strong dedication to research and is home to several research centers, including the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, and the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

University of Alaska Anchorage has a variety of extracurricular activities for students, including over 150 student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and outdoor adventure programs. The university also has a strong commitment to community engagement, and works with local organizations and businesses to provide opportunities for students to apply their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus is located right at the heart of Anchorage, Alaska, with stunning views of the Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet. The campus is spread out over 250 acres with over 20 buildings, including academic buildings, residence halls, and recreational facilities.The school’s campus environment is student friendly and includes a food court, bookstore, art gallery, and movie theater, meeting rooms and lounges for student organizations.

The campus also includes several recreational facilities, including the Alaska Airlines Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, which includes a gymnasium, pool, and ice rink, and the Student Recreation Center, which includes fitness equipment, a climbing wall, and basketball and racquetball courts.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a vibrant and diverse institution that provides a wide range of educational opportunities and experiences for its students with a wide range of facilities and resources to support their academic and personal growth.

Student Enrollment

Total EnrollmentUndergraduate Enrollment
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Men: 38.7%
Women: 61.3%
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 5.4%
Asian: 7.5%
Black or African American: 2.8%
Hispanic/Latino: 8.5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2.7%
White: 48.5%
Two or more races: 10.5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12.8%
Non-resident alien: 1.5%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-research
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Accounting
  • Public Health, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Anthropology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science
  • Radiographer
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Finance, General
  • Economics, General
  • Journalism
  • Construction Management
  • Welding Technology/Welder
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Survey Technology/Surveying


Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
Tuition & fees
Books and supplies$1,320$1,320$1,440
Room and board$12,662$12,662$11,878
Other expenses$8,276$7,000$5,292
Room and board$9,868$9,868$9,922
Other expenses$9,763$8,486$6,002
Off-campus with family
Other expenses$9,763$8,486$6,002

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