University of Alaska Anchorage

Public, Four-years School Located in Anchorage, AK

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How much is the UAA tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UAA's tuition & fees is $7,566 for Alaska residents and $21,693 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,850 for Alaska residents and $42,977 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UAA Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alaska Residents Tuition & Fees$7,566
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,693
Books & Supplies Costs$600
On-campus Room & Board$12,662
On-campus Expenses$8,022
Off-campus Room & Board$11,756
Off-campus Expenses$9,922
2023-2024 Estimates
Alaska Residents Tuition & Fees$6,542
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,653

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UAA for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $87,355 at UAA. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $167,612. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $139,452.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$21,751$42,184$35,172
Sophomore (2024-25)$21,809$41,995$34,964
Junior (2025-26)$21,868$41,808$34,759
Senior (2026-27)$21,927$41,625$34,557
4 Years Total$87,355$167,612$139,452
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$21,809$41,995$34,964
Sophomore (2025-26)$21,868$41,808$34,759
Junior (2026-27)$21,927$41,625$34,557
Senior (2027-28)$21,985$41,445$34,358
4 Years Total$87,589$166,873$138,637
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$21,868$41,808$34,759
Sophomore (2026-27)$21,927$41,625$34,557
Junior (2027-28)$21,985$41,445$34,358
Senior (2028-29)$22,044$41,268$34,161
4 Years Total$87,824$166,146$137,835
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$21,927$41,625$34,557
Sophomore (2027-28)$21,985$41,445$34,358
Junior (2028-29)$22,044$41,268$34,161
Senior (2029-30)$22,103$41,094$33,968
4 Years Total$88,060$165,431$137,044
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$21,985$41,445$34,358
Sophomore (2028-29)$22,044$41,268$34,161
Junior (2029-30)$22,103$41,094$33,968
Senior (2030-31)$22,163$40,922$33,778
4 Years Total$88,296$164,729$136,265

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UAA' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alaska, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $15,107.
University of Alaska Anchorage$7,566$21,693
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alaska Four-years Colleges$14,754
Public Schools$6,632$15,107
Private Schools$14,312

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UAA and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$7,566$21,693
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR$9,820$15,400
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$8,302$14,260
Western Oregon UniversityMonmouth, OR$11,025$30,735
California State University-San BernardinoSan Bernardino, CA$7,675$19,555
Sonoma State UniversityRohnert Park, CA$8,190$20,070
California State University-NorthridgeNorthridge, CA$7,095$18,975
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ$18,685$24,568
Eastern New Mexico University-Main CampusPortales, NM$6,863$8,843
University of the Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalie, VI$5,612$15,521
Texas A&M University-TexarkanaTexarkana, TX$7,930$20,947

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Alaska Anchorage, 5,375 students (52%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,993.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UAA is $35,984 for students living on-campus and $36,978 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 609 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,929 and the average amount of student loans is $6,063.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alaska ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,850$42,977
COA (off-campus)$29,844$43,971
Tuition & Fees$7,566$21,693
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,284$21,284
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,278$22,278
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,857$35,984
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,851$36,978
Average Financial Aid$6,993$6,993
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,37552%$6,993
Pell Grants1,98019%$4,025
Federal Student Loan1,62416%$6,647
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid60992%-
Grants or Scholarships59690%$8,929
Federal Grants26840%$8,646
Pell Grants22033%$4,861
Other Federal Grants26340%$4,744
State/Local Grants42263%$4,392
Institutional Grants48773%$2,364
Student Loan Aid13420%$6,063
Federal Student Loans12919%$5,144
Other Student Loans132%$11,450
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level263253$12,483
110,001 or more3731$3,892

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UAA's acceptance rate is 69.05%. A total of 3,431 applicants applied to and 2,369 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 990 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 41.79%.
To apply to UAA, 2 items are required - Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate69.05%68.08%69.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)41.79%44.37%39.93%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered But Not Required

Student Population

University of Alaska Anchorage has a total of 10,464 students including 9,925 undergraduate and 539 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,163 male students and 6,682 female students attending UAA. The school offers online degree programs and 4,040 students enrolled online exclusively (38.61% of all students).
Total10,845 4,1636,682
Undergraduate10,259 3,9696,290
Graduate586 194392

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered173 Programs
Online Program Offered53 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered23 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate65.32%
Student Population10,464
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties411 (Full-time), 431 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,299 (Full-time), 671 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$84,331
Average Staff Salary$65,257