University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK 99508
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students15,733
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 103
Bachelor's degree 6 98
Master's degree 1 13
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 4

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$223/credit
In State Students$223/credit
Out of State Students$736/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$466/credit
In State Students$466/credit
Out of State Students$979/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $10,035 $10,035 $33,120
ADN 70 $15,610 $15,610 $51,520
BSN 125 $27,875 $27,875 $92,000
FNP 50 $23,300 $23,300 $48,950
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 31% $4,083
Other Federal Grant 5% $925
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $3,833
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 30% $3,720
Federal Student Loans 28% $4,738
Private Loans 2% $8,576


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$16,952

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alaska state board of nursing.
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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