UAF Facts and Figures

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  • 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 50 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 141 degrees and 36 certificates in 113 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 2019

  • 137 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 1,048 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 248 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2019

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 5,413
Community and Technical College 2,531
Bristol Bay Campus 400
Chukchi Campus 211
Interior Alaska Campus 349
Kuskokwim Campus 440
Northwest Campus 342
eCampus 3,717
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 8,207
Female 61%
Male 38%
Unknown 1%
Alaska Native/American Indian 21%
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Median Age 26

Estimated 2020-2021 UAF Annual Costs

First-Year Students and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $8,970 $26,640 $12,480
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,540 $10,540 $10,540
ANNUAL TOTAL $19,510 $37,180 $23,020

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $10,470 $28,140 $13,980
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,540 $10,540 $10,540
ANNUAL TOTAL $21,010 $38,680 $24,520

Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (18 credits, 600-level classes) $10,620 $21,222
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,540 $10,540
ANNUAL TOTAL $21,160 $31,762