History of UAA


The First 50 Years

The First 50 Years

In 2004, the University of Alaska Anchorage celebrated 50 years of public higher education in southcentral Alaska.  Home to almost 21,000 students, it is a major regional university with programs ranging from non-credit, non-degree courses to graduate degrees. UAA is now the largest of the University of Alaska schools, and, beyond doubt, one of the most important institutions, public or private, in the state of Alaska. 

Becoming UAA: 1954 - 2014

Becoming UAA

Dr. Will Jacobs - emeritus professor of History & Political Science - details the rapid growth and constant pressure that shaped today's university.

From Sourdough to Seawolves

From Sourdoughs to Seawolves

From Sourdoughs to Seawolves captures the early history of UAA’s mascot and athletic program and provides a visual celebration of the program’s growth and success.  This book was produced as part of an ongoing effort to preserve the history of the university by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement, and Academic Support.

UAA History Timeline

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