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 (also known as the Troth Yeddha' campus); 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 53 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 143 degrees and 44 certificates in 106 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 2021

  • 108 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 993 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 234 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2021

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 5,302
Community and Technical College 2,108
Bristol Bay Campus 280
Chukchi Campus 172
Interior Alaska Campus 255
Kuskokwim Campus 407
Northwest Campus 219
eCampus 4,337
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 7,471
1

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

Female 62%
Male 37%
Unknown 1%
Alaska Native/American Indian 21%
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%
Median Age 25

Estimated 2022-2023 UAF Annual Costs

First-Year Students and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $9,870 $27,540 $13,770
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,650 $10,650 $10,650
ANNUAL TOTAL $20,520 $38,190 $24,420

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $10,800 $28,470 $14,700
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $10,650 $10,650 $10,650
ANNUAL TOTAL $21,450 $39,120 $25,350

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
2

Western Undergraduate Exchange (see Financial Aid page)

3

Includes consolidated, UA facilities and UA network fees. Does not include specific course fees, health insurance, books, supplies, parking, travel, miscellaneous expenses or special costs associated with international or exchange students. Costs are subject to change.