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 multiple
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.
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.
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.
Kodiak College, located on the ancestral homelands of the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq peoples
is 250 miles south of Anchorage on Kodiak Island. We serve the city of Kodiak, seven
rural communities, and the nation’s largest U.S. Coast Guard base. Kodiak College
provides in-person and distance education courses leading to occupational endorsement and undergraduate certificates,
associate and baccalaureate degrees. Kodiak College also provides adult basic education, GED preparation, and developmental education courses.
The college supports community-based instruction providing services such as tutoring, testing, dual enrollment high school/
college-level courses, continuing professional education, vocational training, and
workforce development. The campus provides a support network for students taking e-learning
courses from other college campuses.
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.