University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the four public 4-year colleges in Alaska. The campus is located in an urban area, in Anchorage.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 15,733 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,877 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,295 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 24% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
University of Alaska Anchorage's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,352, and fees were $1,338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,664 and $1,830 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students15,733|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- Baccalaureate or graduate degree from a NLN or CCNE accredited program
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all previous degrees
- Current and unencumbered nursing license
- 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.
- Complete application documents
- Proctored Writing Sample
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||4|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$223/credit|
|In State Students||$223/credit|
|Out of State Students||$736/credit|
|In District Students||$466/credit|
|In State Students||$466/credit|
|Out of State Students||$979/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of University of Alaska Anchorage's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$925|
|State Grant & Scholarships||50%||$3,833|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||30%||$3,720|
|Federal Student Loans||28%||$4,738|
$12,543Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,017|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,238|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,210|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,795|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alaska state board of nursing.