Colleges and Universities in Alaska

Alaska Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Alaska

Fueled by the popularity of reality shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Flying Wild Alaska," the northernmost state in the union has developed a reputation as the perfect locale for rugged adventure seekers. But the state also has urban appeal--Anchorage was named "Where to Live Now" by Men's Health Magazine in 2009--that makes it a good choice for city lovers as well.

Universities in Alaska allow students the opportunity to live in one of America's final frontiers. The state is home to an extensive public university system that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs on nine campuses. In addition, institutions such as the Alaska Bible College, Alaska Pacific University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Wayland Bible College offer four year degrees. Two year programs can also be found at Alaska schools.

The future of jobs in Alaska

Ready to hit the ground running after graduation? Then pick a degree program that will prepare you for a job with one of state's largest employers. According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Providence Health & Services (an Alaskan health care system that serves five large communities) was the largest private sector employer in 2010. Other top 10 employers included BP Exploration Alaska, Trident Seafoods and NANA Management Services, which works with firms in the hospitality industry.

With top employment occurring in the health care, gas, oil, and tourism industries, Alaska offers graduates a number of sectors in which to look for jobs upon completion of a degree. Careers that fall within those sectors and the mean earned wages associated with workers in the field were, according to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Diagnostic medical sonographers: $73,690
  2. Geological and petroleum technicians: $67,190
  3. Lodging managers: $66,190
  4. Petroleum engineers: $157,480
  5. Registered nurses: $79,350

At more than two times the size of Texas, there is a lot of Alaska just waiting to be explored. Head to the universities in Alaska to start your adventure today.

See also: Alaska Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Alaska

The following list of schools in Alaska has been resourced from The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Degrees Offered include Certificates [C], Associate Degrees [A], Bachelor's Degrees [B], Master's Degrees [M], and Doctorate Degrees [D]

Available Degrees
College Type
Alaska Bible College
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
200 College Rd, Glennallen, Alaska 99588
Alaska Career College
C, A
2-year, Private for-profit
1415 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507-1033
Alaska Christian College
2-year, Private not-for-profit
35109 Royal Place, Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Alaska Pacific University
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology
< 2-year, Public
809 Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889
Charter College-Anchorage
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Ilisagvik College
C, A
2-year, Public
Narl Facility, Barrow, Alaska 99723
Prince William Sound Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
303 Lowe Street, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0097
University of Alaska Anchorage
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Public
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
University of Alaska Fairbanks
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Public
505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500
University of Alaska Southeast
C, A, B, M
4-year, Public
11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697