Colleges in Alaska

Colleges in Alaska

Alaska is the north-most US state with temperatures varying from “arctic” to “mid-latitude oceanic” depending on the region. The colleges in Alaska are divided between 2-year and 4-year institutions, with the largest university in the The Last Frontier being the University of Alaska Anchorage. Popular industries in Alaska are oil and gas, which support nearly 80% of state revenue. While Alaska does have a high cost of living, it’s the only place in North America where the Aurora Borealis is visible from mid-September to mid-April.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Originally founded as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public school and flagship campus of the U of A System. The oldest institution of higher-learning in the state, UAF is home to nine...

“…To say the least, UAF is a unique, culturally diverse University. Fairbanks has opportunities available for students that no other university can offer (ice climbing, anyone?). Small class size and a community atmosphere make UAF the perfect place to...” – Kate

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution in the city of Anchorage. The campus is surrounded by lakes, ponds, and mountains, but has a trail system that  connects the university to midtown Anchorage. Top fields of study include,...

“…they have very helpful instructors and they will do anything they can to help you succeed in class. the campus is well kept and very big with great facilitys. i love uaa because everyone there, including students, will help you in anyway they can.” – Lucinda from Palmer, AK

Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University is a small, private institution established in the city of Anchorage. APU’s scenic campuses consist of a main campus with 175 acres of wooded land, and a remote, 900-acre education center located on a private farm in the...

“…alaska pacific is a place where students get to know their professors. alaska pacific sets students up to be employable. alaska pacific students know what it means to be professional.” – Jonathan from Anchorage, AK

University of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast is a part of the University of Alaska system, and a public institution that focuses on the sciences and humanities. The campus features the Anderson Science building, where students learn about marine transportation...

“…i'm a distance student through uas. i'm really enjoying it. they're distance program is well put together!” – Kayla from Honolulu, HI

With a campus nestled in a mountain range, Alaska Bible College is the state’s only 4-year accredited Bible-based institution of higher education. ABC offers five Bible-centered bachelor’s degree programs with concentrations in fields such as...

Alaska Christian College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Soldotna. ACC offers four associate’s degree program options including Behavioral Health, General Studies, Christian Ministry, and Paraprofessional Education. Students at...

With a campus situated on the northernmost point of Alaska, Ilisagvik College is a 2-year tribal institution dedicated to serving the educational needs of the Iñupiaq people. Among Ilisagvik’s ten academic departments, the Iñupiaq Studies program...

Set in a fjord created by retreating glaciers, Prince William Sound Community College is a 2-year community college with a main campus and two extension sites in southeast Alaska. PWSC offers associate degrees in General Studies, Arts, Outdoor...

The Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) is a vocational training school in southern Alaska. With a mission of developing students’ skills for the workplace, AVTEC offers training programs in 16 technical fields of study. Utilizing its campus...

“…AVTEC is a wonderful place to be when you go there. All the people are so nice and welcoming being your first time there. The people in AVTEC makes it feel like it can be another home for people who have been there and you feel like you know everyone...” – Delia from Russian Mission, AK

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