Colleges and Universities of Alaska

Alaska (AK)

Background photo: Signers' Hall, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

There are more than a dozen colleges and universities in Alaska. Accredited universities in Alaska include the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Southeast, and Alaska Pacific University. Alaska is the only state that has no institutions that are part of NCAA Division I.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development operates AVTEC, Alaska's Institute of Technology. Campuses in Seward and Anchorage offer 1 week to 11-month training programs in areas as diverse as Information Technology, Welding, Nursing, and Mechanics.

Alaska Pacific University • The 175 acre Alaska Pacific University is tucked into the forest, among Anchorage’s trail system. It’s on the perimeter of an intellectually vibrant section of town, in a state ripe with cultural and geographic diversity. With a remote educational center on a 900-acre private farm, APU is the landing pad for a rigorous, educational adventure.


Sheldon Jackson College • Sheldon Jackson offers a variety of educational programs that meet Alaska Content Standards for students of all ages. Programs often involve a PowerPoint presentation, first-hand examination of hands-on “artifacts”, and a bingo scavenger hunt or teacher-issued activity, such as journaling or sketching. Our most popular educational programs and how these programs and others offered at the museum meet Alaska
University of Alaska - Anchorage • The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest university in the state and one of three universities in the University of Alaska statewide system. University Collectables UAA's Main Campus is located in Anchorage, with four community campuses and extension sites throughout Southcentral Alaska.

The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as aviation, oil and gas. Many courses are designed with flexibility to accommodate students who work or have a family, and the campus houses a range of student success and support centers.


University of Alaska - Fairbanks • The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. Collectables UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.
University of Alaska - Southeast • The UAS Juneau campus makes the most of a spectacular environment along the Tongass National Forest and the Juneau Icefield. You can study environmental science at the only university in the United States next to glacial watersheds, marine biology in a prime habitat for marine mammals, and art or English literature in the footsteps of John Muir

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