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 48 states and 50 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 142 degrees and 41 certificates in 117 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 2020

  • 101 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 1,035 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 251 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2020

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 5,331
Community and Technical College 2,171
Bristol Bay Campus 229
Chukchi Campus 191
Interior Alaska Campus 264
Kuskokwim Campus 511
Northwest Campus 232
eCampus 4,516
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 7,477
Female 60%
Male 37%
Unknown 3%
Alaska Native/American Indian 20%
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%
Median Age 25

Estimated 2021-2022 UAF Annual Costs

First-Year Students and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $9,060 $26,730 $12,570
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,540 $10,540 $10,540
ANNUAL TOTAL $19,600 $37,270 $24,850

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $10,800 $28,470 $14,310
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,540 $10,540 $10,540
ANNUAL TOTAL $21,340 $39,010 $24,850

Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (18 credits, 600-level classes) $11,160 $21,762
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $9,902 $9,902
ANNUAL TOTAL $21,062 $31,664