Juneau, Alaska (AK) Colleges and Universities

The only postsecondary institution in the Juneau, Alaska area is the University of Alaska-Southeast. Learn more about this school so that you can decide whether it meets your educational needs.

If you want to pursue higher education in Juneau, Alaska, your only option is the University of Alaska-Southeast. Here, you can find information about the school that may help with your college decision.

University of Alaska-Southeast

The University of Alaska-Southeast is a public, four-year university with three campuses. The main campus is in Juneau, Alaska's capital city. Most of the campus is located between Auke Bay and Auke Lake, although there is a Technical Education Center located in downtown Juneau.

University Information

Academic Programs

Students at the University of Alaska-Southeast can earn associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The school also offers occupational endorsement and certificate programs and provides E-learning opportunities in many subjects. Here are some of the major program areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Construction and Technology
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries
  • Health Sciences
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Public Administration
  • Social Science

Tuition and Fees

College affordability is a major concern for many students. As of the 2015-2016 school year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported the following costs for students at the University of Alaska-Southeast.

  • Costs for Undergraduate Students
    • In-state tuition and fees: $6,132 per year
    • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $17,306 per year
    • Books and Supplies: $1,400 per year
  • Costs for Graduate Students
    • In-state tuition: $8,883 per year
    • Out-of-state tuition $18,144 per year
    • Student fees: $1,260 per year

It is also important to note that Alaska is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, so UAS students can transfer to a school in another member state without paying out-of-state tuition.

Student Population

According to the NCES, the total student population at the Juneau campus of UAS is 2,800 students. The majority of students are undergraduates: there are 2,475 undergraduates and only 325 graduate students currently enrolled. Because UAS is a relatively small school, it offers more personalized instruction. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1, so it's not uncommon for professors to call you by name, and you can choose to take small, seminar-style classes.

Acceptance Rate

As of fall 2015, the acceptance rate at the University of Alaska-Southeast was 49 percent. Students are required to submit a secondary school transcript and GPA. You don't have to submit SAT or ACT test scores, but it's recommended. If you've taken AP classes or dual credit courses, the school will count those credits toward your degree.

Graduation Rate

A school's graduation rate can be an important indicator of academic quality. The NCES calculates this figure based on the proportion of full-time undergraduate students who finish their degrees within 150% of the expected completion time. For students finishing in 2015, the NCES reported a relatively low graduation rate of 23%.

In summary, if you're deciding whether to attend the University of Alaska-Southeast in Juneau, it can help to learn more about the school.

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