Fall 2017 Higher Education Profile - Alaska

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Alaska was home to 5 regionally accredited post-secondary institutions during fall 2017. These five institutions enrolled 26,359 students in fall 2017: 24,061 in undergraduate programs and 2,298 in graduate programs. A total of 14,015 students attending post-secondary school in Alaska took at least one distance education course, representing 53.1 percent of the state's total student body. A total of 6,614 students were enrolled exclusively (100% online) in distance education courses with 6,052 (91.5%) of those residing in the state of Alaska.

The majority of institutions were public: including 4 four-year schools and 1 private nonprofit four-year school. Students enrolled in Alaska's higher education institutions were enrolled in bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

5 Degree Granting Institutions

 

26,359 Students Enrolled

 

14,015 Students Enrolled in Distance Education

Serving 26,359 students in fall 2017, the five regionally accredited, degree granting colleges and universities of Alaska offered academic choices for all types of students. Discover where your educational journey can begin with the institutions listed below. Our college and university listings are objective and focused on helping you achieve your educational or career goals. Whether you are searching for a public or private school with on-campus or online courses and an undergraduate or graduate degree, our list of regionally accredited colleges and universities in Alaska offers a comprehensive guide to the state's higher education options.

Featured Schools

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Regionally Accredited Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities in Alaska

Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Courses: Yes
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Courses: Yes
University of Alaska Southeast
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801-8697 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Courses: Yes
Ilisagvik College
Narl Facility
Barrow, AK 99723 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: No
Online Courses: No
University of Alaska Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Courses: Yes