Top Colleges In Alaska

by Neva Reys

top colleges in alaska

University of Alaska Fairbanks

As the state’s top teaching and research university, the University is considered one of the top colleges in Alaska and offers the only PhD in the state. The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 167 degree programs and 28 certificates spanning 122 disciplines. In addition to the majors and specialties offered, the university offers independent study programs and career internships that enhance a student’s higher learning and makes distance learning a possibility for those who do not live near the Fairbanks campus. To schedule a campus tour, call 907-474-7211 or visit www.uaf.edu to learn more about the programs the school offers.

Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University is a private liberal arts school located in Anchorage. The university has a small faculty that gives students a personal approach to education. It uses the block and session system to encourage learning through hands-on projects that take extra class time. The university has six main academic departments, including Business Administration, Counseling Psychology and Human Services, Education, Environmental Science with the Marine Biology Program, Liberal Studies, and Outdoor Studies. To learn more call 800-252-7528 or visit www.alaskapacific.edu.

Alaska Vocational Technical Center

For students seeking career-focused learning, the AVTC offers a wide range of certificates in career-based programs, including culinary training, maritime training, nursing, building trades, technical fields, and applied technologies. It is considered one of the top colleges in Alaska for online education options to allow some students to take their classes without visiting the campuses in Seward or Anchorage. To learn more about the certificates offered from AVTC, call 800-478-5389 or visit www.avtec.edu.

University of Alaska Anchorage

As the state’s largest post-secondary institution, the University of Alaska  Anchorage offers a beautiful campus and numerous degrees and services for its students. In addition to the six teaching units at the Anchorage campus, which include the colleges of Health and Social Welfare, Education, Business and Public Policy, the Community and Technical College, and the School of Engineering. In addition to the main campus, the university runs four community campuses in Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Matanuska-Susitna and on the Kenai Peninsula. To find the campus nearest you or learn more about the school’s numerous academic offerings, visit www.uaa.alaska.edu or call 907-786-1800.

University of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast occupies the state’s capital and offers a strong liberal arts education and is considered by some to be among the top colleges in Alaska. The university makes class sizes small so students learn to work together to complete projects and further their education. The University of Alaska Southeast’s Arts and Sciences department operates three main schools, the School of Natural Science, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities. They also maintain a School of Education, a School of Management and a Career Education department. To learn more, visit www.uas.alaska.edu or call the Juneau campus at 877-465-4827.

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