University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK 99775
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University of Alaska Fairbanks is one of the four public 4-year colleges in Alaska. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Fairbanks. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 804 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 619 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%).

Every year 30% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

University of Alaska Fairbanks's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,848, and fees were $1,414. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,160 and $2,023 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 5
Certificate 4 27

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1934 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1270
ACT17 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

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, 85% of University of Alaska Fairbanks's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 26% $4,145
Other Federal Grant 3% $647
State Grant & Scholarships 61% $4,736
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 46% $3,890
Federal Student Loans 26% $5,094
Private Loans 5% $12,664


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$7,349
$30,001 to $48,000$8,213
$48,001 to $75,000$9,990
$75,001 to $110,000$14,037
Over $110,000$13,285

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The scholarship is for minority students enrolled in nursing or pre-nursing programs. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native,Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non- Hispanic) or Hispanic and ...

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship

The Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship provides American Indian and Alaskan Natives students seeking an Associate's degree or higher in nursing program.

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community ...

David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

Applicant must be a resident of Alaska pursuing a degree in nursing full-time. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nurse profession such as a male nurse or nursing students who are American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black or ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alaska state board of nursing.

University of Alaska Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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