The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.
UAA serves the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples through eight campuses.
The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) has locations throughout the Kenai Peninsula and in Anchorage. KPC is comprised of four sites: Kenai River Campus in Soldotna; Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer; Resurrection Bay Extension Site in Seward; and the Anchorage Extension Site at the University Center.
KPC offers two-year associate of arts and associates of applied science degrees, as well as providing career and technical education and programs directed at meeting Alaska’s workforce development needs. KPC also provides programs leading to baccalaureate degrees that can usually be obtained entirely at KPC, and a number of other four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other University of Alaska campuses.
Located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city is the University of Alaska Anchorage, the state’s largest post-secondary institution. The campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles.
The University offers many career pathway programs featuring associate’s, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates in more than 150 major study areas, including arts, sciences, business, education, human services and health sciences. Through UAA’s comprehensive curriculum, students learn practical job skills and develop a strong educational foundation that prepares them for graduate of professional schools and the workplace.
Kodiak College offers nine Academic Degree programs as well as industry certificates and vocational training in high demand workforce areas. Kodiak College has state of the art technology, academic support and counseling and a dynamic, professional faculty to serve you. Classes are offered in person, by distance delivery, and in compressed or hybrid formats for convenience. With programs like SmartStart, Learn At Lunch, EZPay, and many scholarships to finance your education, there is no time like the present to invest in your success.
Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) main campus is located on a 950 acre site on Trunk Road, about halfway between Palmer and Wasilla. A modern 102,676 square foot facility houses the majority of the educational activities. MSC offers a general program for the first two years of college courses leading to the Associate of Arts degree, and MSC offers courses leading to several Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Mat-Su College offers vocational programs, professional development courses, and provides selected college level classes to area high school students through Tech Prep, Academic Concurrent Enrollment, and District-wide course agreements with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.
Prince William Sound College (PWSC) has its main campus in the historic community of Valdez with extensions in Cordova and the Copper Basin. Located in South-central Alaska, PWSC serves a geographic area of more than 44,000 square miles. PWSC provides a number of academic and training curricular tracks and a number of non-traditional special interest courses for students and community members to practice lifelong learning.
Additional Instructional Sites
UAA's scenic Chugiak-Eagle River Campus provides curricula and activities to meet the needs of our area through post-secondary courses, skills development, and student support services. Most classes offered at Chugiak-Eagle River Campus meet in the evening once per week to meet the needs of our working students. This method has allowed many students to begin their road to a college degree in Eagle River. From eight classes taught in 1977 to an explosion of over 100 classes currently taught, Chugiak-Eagle River Campus serves almost 5000 students every year and offers classes in all major disciplines from Accounting to Sociology.
UAA's Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson (JBER) Extension Centers provide education to about 1,000 military and civilian students on the base and post.
Through the use of conventional classroom environments, as well as Internet and other distance delivery systems, we provide UAA college classes that military students can fit into their busy schedules.