College Factual  by our College Data Analytics Team
       Unbiased Factual Guarantee

University of Alaska Anchorage Data & Information Overview

427 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
69% Acceptance Rate
If you want to know more about University of Alaska Anchorage, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource.
Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Alaska Anchorage Ranked?

#834 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in AK
Health/Medical Prep Programs Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Alaska Anchorage was awarded 427 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical prep programs.

Explore Best Ranked Schools for You

Explore the best ranked schools for the programs you are most interested in.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAA as #834 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UAA held the #884 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 3 colleges in Alaska, UAA is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for University of Alaska Anchorage.

Is It Hard to Get Into UAA?

69% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is a competitive 69%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about University of Alaska Anchorage admissions.

University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at UAA is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alaska Anchorage is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Anchorage

69% Freshmen Retention
12% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 12% for first-time, full-time students at UAA, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Alaska Anchorage.

University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,721 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,323 undergraduates at UAA with 4,721 being full-time and 6,602 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Alaska Anchorage Cost?

$11,782 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
$22,512 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UAA is $11,782. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,971 $10,663 $12,985 $15,477 $15,605

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UAA, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $5,628 a year. That adds up to $22,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAA is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for University of Alaska Anchorage.

How Much Money Do UAA Graduates Make?

$47,891 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UAA with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,891 in their early years. That's great news for UAA students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Alaska Anchorage make the most money.

Location of University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaska State
4,721 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution located in Anchorage, Alaska. The location of UAA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

Get more details about the location of University of Alaska Anchorage.


Contact details for UAA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-1800

University of Alaska Anchorage Majors

77 Majors With Completions
1,694 Undergraduate Degrees
199 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 77 majors graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage. Of these students, 1,694 received undergraduate degrees and 199 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 157 $73,122
Business Administration & Management 69 $47,951
General Psychology 67 $35,338
Accounting 59 $54,366
Public Health 54 $36,043
Biological & Physical Science 47 $34,176
History 35 $30,121
Mechanical Engineering 33 $59,654
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 27 NA
General Biology 26 $27,771

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Alaska Anchorage along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAA

87% Take At Least One Class Online
50% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 9,440 students took at least one online class at University of Alaska Anchorage. This is a decrease from the 11,385 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,440 5,421
2019-2020 11,385 9,007
2018-2019 7,250 2,776
2017-2018 7,653 2,779
2016-2017 7,652 2,741

Learn more about online learning at University of Alaska Anchorage.

If you’re considering University of Alaska Anchorage, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against UAA? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Popular Reports

College Rankings
Best by Location
Degree Guides by Major
Graduate Programs

Compare Your School Options