There are only four schools in Alaska that offer participation in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC). All the schools are located in Anchorage, AK, but they vary in tuition rates. Compare the schools below and read on to find out about the programs they offer.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)*||Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits|
|University of Alaska - Anchorage||4-year, public||Anchorage, AK||$5,784||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Alaska Pacific University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Anchorage, AK||$20,310||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Wayland Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Anchorage, AK||$15,060||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide||4-year, private not-for-profit||Anchorage, AK||$8,760||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
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Overview of Alaska Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs
Although there is only one unique AFROTC program in Alaska, there are additional schools that are able to participate in the program through cross-town agreements. Learn about the host program that is offered at the University of Alaska - Anchorage, as well as getting details about the other three schools and how their students can participate in AFROTC.
University of Alaska - Anchorage
The University of Alaska - Anchorage is home to AFROTC Detachment 001 and serves as a hub for the three additional schools in Alaska that offer participation in AFROTC. The program consists of physical training sessions, Leadership Lab for military training and AFROTC academic courses. Successful completion results in a minor in National Defense, Strategic Studies and Leadership: Air Force Emphasis and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Cadets in the program may also choose to participate in Color Guard to train drills and ceremonies. Students can compete for national AFROTC scholarships, as well as applying for financial aid from the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund.
Alaska Pacific University
Students at Alaska Pacific University participate in Detachment 001 and complete all AFROTC requirements at the University of Alaska - Anchorage as non-degree-seeking students. Students can participate in a 2-, 3- or 4-year program that includes AFROTC courses, Leadership Lab and physical training. Students also complete a summer Field Training, and coursework covers topics in the U.S. Air Force, the evolution of air and space power, leadership and national security. Students can apply for national AFROTC scholarships to help pay for expenses.
Wayland Baptist University
Wayland Baptist University's main campus is located in Texas, but its campus in Anchorage, AK, allows participation in AFROTC Detachment 001. Students complete the General Military Course (GMC) and Professional Officer Course (POC), both of which include physical training, Leadership Lab and AFROTC courses, at the University of Alaska - Anchorage. Cadets can participate in a 3- or 4-year program that also includes the summer Field Training. Students can compete for the national AFROTC scholarships that pay for tuition and most fees and provide a monthly stipend and book allowance.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide
One of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campuses is located in Anchorage, AK, and allows participation in AFROTC Detachment 001 at the University of Alaska - Anchorage. The agreement with the University of Alaska - Anchorage began in 2001 and allows Embry-Riddle students to complete the AFROTC requirements on the University of Alaska's campus. The school boasts flexible course delivery to help military and adult students who may be pursuing an officer position in the military. Students are eligible to apply for national AFROTC scholarships.