Universities & Colleges in Alaska

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks) 12297$9409 / $27181$13590 / $26136
Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage) 597$21954 / $21954$13590 / $13590
University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage) 23371$9409 / $30318$13590 / $27181
Charter College-Anchorage (Anchorage) 1945$21954 / $21954$35545 / $35545
University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau) 4066$9409 / $26136$13590 / $27181

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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Alaska is America's largest state, in terms of area. It's situated towards the northwest of the USA. It's America's fourth least populous state and USA's least densely populated state. Nearly half of the state's residents, about 742,000 people live within the metropolitan area of Anchorage. The state's estimated population back in the year 2017 was approximately 742,000 people. The Alaskan weather is unpredictable. In extremes, the weather has been recorded at a high of 38 degrees C and a low of -62 degrees C. Anytime rainfalls and the sunny weather are a part of the climate here.

Studying in Alaska
Alaska has 8 eight state universities which offer 2 yr, 4 yr, plus graduate degrees. The state also boasts 6 private schools. Most of the universities and the private universities here have awards kept for their achievements and studies. There were nearly 16,000 pupils attending the state's biggest post-secondary education institution, the University of Alaska the last semester. Most of the international students studying here in Alaska come from countries like Russia, Canada, South Korea etc. The University of Alaska- Fairbanks, the University of Alaska- Anchorage and the University of Alaska- Southeast are some of the top names in universities in the state.

Tuition Fee
At the University of Alaska-Anchorage, the tuition fee, for example for the residents for a undergraduate course for the year, 2017 was $7500 and $23000 (out-of-state) and apart from other living expenses.

Cost of Living
The cost of living in most of the cities in Alaska is quite affordable plus is comparatively less expensive than Honolulu, San Francisco, Manhattan plus some more American cities. The cost of feeding a family of 4 is roughly around $122 per week in places like the Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Top Industries
Alaska boasts natural resources which include oil, coal, natural gas, platinum and uranium. Agriculture, fishing and forestry too are the other important industries.

Top Jobs
Healthcare Industry
Information Technology
Hospitality and Tourism
Medical & Dental Assistants
Computer Software Engineers
Home Health Aides

Financial Aid
At the University of Alaska, international students although might not be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid i.e. (Stafford, Pell, etc.), they can apply for various UAS as well as UA- scholarships statewide, plus for some other alternative loans. Apart from this, the institution that you're applying at, would have some or the other scholarship opportunities as well, so before you apply to a particular university/college, do check for the kind of scholarship program or grants they have for the international students. Average Salary
The average household median income in Alaska is around $76000 (3rd highest).