University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK 99508

Located in Anchorage, Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 3,626 and 3,004 students were accepted.

University of Alaska Anchorage's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $4,608 and fees $1,176. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,344 and $1,646 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN
  4. LPN to ADN
  5. Family Nurse Practitioner
  6. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The University of Alaska at Anchorage Master of Science in Nursing, program emphasizes advanced nursing theory, practice, research and health care delivery systems. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

    Students in the MSN program at UAA can select to specialize in one of the three tracks, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for family, Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education.

    Graduates from the Family Nurse Practitioner track are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for advanced professional practice as a family nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Association. Graduates from Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner are eligible for advance practice and graduates from the Nursing Education track are eligible to sit for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator Exam after two years of full time teaching experience.

    The courses offered at this level are also intended to provide students the basis for more advance study at the doctoral level.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Baccalaureate or graduate degree from a NLN or CCNE accredited program
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all previous degrees
    3. Current and unencumbered nursing license
    4. Minimum of a C grade or higher in an undergraduate or higher research methods course and a statistics course that covers descriptive and inferential statistics.
    5. Complete application documents
    6. Proctored Writing Sample
    7. Interview

    Applications deadline for applicants seeking to enter in March is the 1st of November while applications for November enrollment should be received on or before the 1st of November. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's degree 113
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 118
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 18
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

No similar college found in 200 mile radius


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1986 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
07/01/1978 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Considered but not required

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,996
30k to 48k$11,696
48k to 75k$13,938
75k to 110k$16,753
Over 110k$16,873
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $212.00 $701.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $444.00 $907.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alaska state board of nursing
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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