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University of Alaska Southeast Data & Information Overview

164 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
56% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Alaska Southeast Ranked?

#1,293 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in AK
Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Alaska Southeast was awarded 164 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAS as #1,293 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 UAS held the #1,449 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAS?

56% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Alaska Southeast you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 56%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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University of Alaska Southeast Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
56% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at UAS it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alaska Southeast is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Southeast

65% Freshmen Retention
13% 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 Southeast is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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 13% for first-time, full-time students at UAS, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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University of Alaska Southeast Undergraduate Student Diversity

534 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,805 undergraduates at UAS with 534 being full-time and 1,271 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Alaska Southeast Cost?

$10,292 Net Price
17% Take Out Loans
$24,236 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UAS is $10,292. 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 UAS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,590 $10,614 $10,534 $11,662 $11,639

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 UAS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAS, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $6,059 a year. That adds up to $24,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAS is 5.1%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UAS Graduates Make?

$40,727 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UAS make around $40,727 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of University of Alaska Southeast

Alaska State
534 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of Alaska Southeast is a public institution located in Juneau, Alaska. The surrounding location of Juneau is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for UAS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801-8697
Phone: 877-465-4827

University of Alaska Southeast Majors

26 Majors With Completions
220 Undergraduate Degrees
122 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from University of Alaska Southeast. Of these students, 220 received undergraduate degrees and 122 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
Business Administration & Management 42 $53,862
General Social Sciences 21 $31,404
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 16 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 16 NA
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 9 NA
General Biology 7 NA
Special Education 6 NA
General English Literature 2 NA
Ethnic Studies 2 NA

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

Online Learning at UAS

70% Take At Least One Class Online
53% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 1,407 students took at least one online class at University of Alaska Southeast. This is a decrease from the 1,747 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,407 1,064
2019-2020 1,747 1,351
2018-2019 1,423 1,055
2017-2018 1,533 1,146
2016-2017 1,656 1,274

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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.


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