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 Troth Yeddha' 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 39 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 149 degrees and 49 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 word for polar bear. Up until the mid-1970s, 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 2022

  • 120 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 871 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 214 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2022


Troth Yeddha' Campus in Fairbanks 5,268
Community and Technical College 2,089
Bristol Bay Campus 262
Chukchi Campus 120
Interior Alaska Campus 259
Kuskokwim Campus 327
Northwest Campus 246
eCampus 4,255
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 7,425

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

Female 63%
Male 36%
Unknown 1%
Alaska Native/American Indian 20%
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%
Median Age 25

Estimated 2023-2024 UAF Annual Costs

For a list of estimated annual costs, please visit the Tuition and Fees Page.