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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 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.
Experience the Big Wild Life in Anchorage, population 300,000. UAA’s campus maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience.
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.
UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views. But students don’t have to sacrifice urban amenities to live in the Last Frontier. Anchorage provides a bounty of museums, movie theaters, shopping, live music, sporting events and hundreds of restaurants. Students will feel right at home at UAA.Visit Campus Learn more about Anchorage
Kenai Peninsula College
Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is located south of Anchorage at two campuses in Soldotna and Homer and at extension sites in Anchorage and Seward. KPC delivers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to vocational certificates. Some courses leading to baccalaureate degrees can be obtained entirely at KPC. A number of four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other UAA campuses. KPC has a robust e-learning program reaching students across Alaska.
The college offers academic advising, transfer information, financial aid assistance, career counseling and free tutoring. The college also serves students needing adult basic education, general equivalency diploma (GED) tutoring and testing, and English as a second language and literacy instruction.Visit the KPC website Learn about the Kenai Peninsula
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.Visit the KoC website Learn more about Kodiak
Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College) is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Mat-Su campus houses a comprehensive library; science, computer, career and technical labs; a student advising center that includes financial aid assistance, veterans services, and career and academic advising; a learning center; modern classrooms; snack bar; and art gallery for student and faculty shows.
Located off Trunk Road on College Drive, 40 miles north of Anchorage and about halfway between Wasilla and Palmer, Mat-Su College serves nearly 2,000 students per semester and continues to experience strong growth rates. The Mat-Su Borough is the fastest growing area of the state. To meet the academic, career and technical needs of this expanding population, Mat-Su College delivers occupational endorsement certificates, undergraduate certificates, associate degrees and several levels of cooperative degrees with other University of Alaska campuses. Mat-Su College graduates leave prepared to enter the Alaska workforce or pursue further academic studies.Mat-Su College website Learn about Mat-Su Valley
Prince William Sound College
Prince William Sound College (PWSC) serves the vast Valdez, Copper Basin and Cordova regions. From the primary location in Valdez, about 300 miles southeast of Anchorage, PWSC provides access to a variety of educational and training opportunities in a geographically rich, culturally diverse and inclusive environment.
PWSC attracts people with an adventuresome spirit who want to combine the love of outdoor activities with the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals. The College offers the Associate of Arts (general transfer) degree, A.A.S. degrees in Industrial Technology and Outdoor Leadership, a variety of professional development and workforce training courses and certifications, adult basic education and GED preparation. PWSC plays a unique role in protecting the Prince William Sound ecosystem through its extensive offerings of Fishing Vessel Training and related safety and preparedness training opportunities. Our Health & Fitness Center and the Whitney Museum provide recreational and cultural opportunities for students, community members, and visitors. In partnership with the BLM, Alyeska Pipeline Services, Providence Valdez Medical Center and numerous other local employers, PWSC provides internship and career pathway options. PWSC maintains three apartment-style residence buildings offering a variety of affordable, independent living options for residential students.Visit the PWSC website Learn more about Valdez