Colleges in Alaska

Alaska has 2 private and 3 public 4-year colleges that enroll 50,612 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $5,192 (for in-state students) and $17,676 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $14,450 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Alaska provided $8,703,736 in financial aid to 2,260 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $6,604,916 in grant and scholarships to 1,554 students.

Alaska receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 1,306 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $5,349,186 in pell grant ($4,458 per student on average) and 1,158 students received a total amount of $5,623,298 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,188 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Alaska

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alaska Bible College

Location: Palmer, AK

Private
not for profit
$13,500 $9,000 $9,000
Open admission
Alaska Pacific University

Location: Anchorage, AK

Private
not for profit
$18,026 $19,900 $19,900
55%
University of Alaska Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, AK

Public $11,860 $4,608 $16,344
83%
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Location: Fairbanks, AK

Public $9,097 $4,608 $16,344
73%
University of Alaska Southeast

Location: Juneau, AK

Public $8,719 $6,360 $20,340
49%

2-year Colleges in Alaska

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alaska Career College

Location: Anchorage, AK

Private
for profit
$16,302 $15,315 $15,315
Open admission
Alaska Christian College

Location: Soldotna, AK

Private
not for profit
$9,153 $7,500 $7,500
Open admission
Ilisagvik College

Location: Barrow, AK

Public $7,610 $3,480 $3,480
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Alaska

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

Location: Seward, AK

Public $6,934 $3,250
Open admission