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 all 50 states and 40 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 147 degrees and 32 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 2017

  • 159 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 1,107 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 277 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2017

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 5,667
Community and Technical College 2,423
Bristol Bay Campus 535
Chukchi Campus 191
Interior Alaska Campus 416
Kuskokwim Campus 522
Northwest Campus 362
eLearning & Distance Education 3,040
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 8,720
Female 58%
Male 41%
Unknown 1%
Alaska Native/American Indian 21%
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Median Age 26

Estimated 2018-2019 UAF Annual Costs

Freshman and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $7,978 $24,808 $11,308
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,974 $8,974 $8,974
ANNUAL TOTAL $16,952 $33,782 $20,282

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $9,358 $26,188 $13,348
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,974 $8,974 $8,974
ANNUAL TOTAL $18,332 $35,162 $22,322

Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (18 credits, 600-level classes) $10,342 $20,440
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,974 $8,974
ANNUAL TOTAL $19,316 $29,414