The First 50 Years 

50 Years young

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.  Read More>>


"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. To learn more about this book, click here.

Becoming UAA


UAA History Timeline


Visit the spectacular UAA History Wall featuring the timeline of UAA's historical moments, located in the Consortium Library on the 3rd floor.

Click here to view the text only history timeline.