UAF Facts and Figures

Here are some quick facts and figures about UAF. See more on the UAF Facts and Figures site.

  • Originally founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, today UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution.
  • UAF encompasses the central campus in Fairbanks; Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham; Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue; Interior Alaska Campus, covering the Interior; Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel; Northwest Campus in Nome; and the Community and Technical College in Fairbanks.
  • UAF’s geographically diverse student body represents 49 states and 44 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 146 degrees and 32 certificates in 112 disciplines.
  • As America’s Arctic university, UAF offers a number of unique programs and degrees particularly focused on the biology, climate, natural resources and peoples of northern latitudes, the circumpolar North and the Pacific Rim.
  • The UAF mascot is the Nanook, a derivation of “nanuq,” the Inupiaq Eskimo word for polar bear. Up until the mid-70s, the men’s basketball team was known as the “Flying Nanooks” because of the regular, and long, airplane rides they took in order to compete with other college teams. Since 1963 all University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams have been called Nanooks.

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2016

  • 158 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 1,132 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 274 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2016

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 6,076
Community and Technical College 2,422
Bristol Bay Campus 734
Chukchi Campus 212
Interior Alaska Campus 409
Kuskokwim Campus 501
Northwest Campus 337
eLearning & Distance Education 2,962
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 9,330
1

Some students attend more than one campus and are not counted twice in the total.

Female 57%
Male 42%
Unknown 0.7%
Alaska Native/American Indian 20%
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Median Age 26

Estimated 2016-2017 UAF Annual Costs

Freshman and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $7,520 $23,526 $10,558
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,730 $8,730 $8,730
ANNUAL TOTAL $16,250 $32,256 $19,288

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $8,831 $24,836 $12,637
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,730 $8,730 $8,730
ANNUAL TOTAL $17,561 $33,566 $21,367

Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (18 credits, 600-level classes) $9,780 $19,383
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,730 $8,730
ANNUAL TOTAL $18,510 $28,113
2

Western Undergraduate Exchange (see Financial Aid page)

3

Includes Wood Center student life, student government, sustainability, technology, transportation, UA facilities, UA network, athletics, Student Recreation Center and health center fees. Does not include health insurance, books, supplies, parking, travel, miscellaneous expenses or special costs associated with international or exchange students. Costs are subject to change.