University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduate Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks (referred to as UAF) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairbanks, AK. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $12,958 for Alaska residents and $25,248 for out-of-state students. The school has 982 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,826 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Alaska Fairbanks (referred to as UAF) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairbanks, AK. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (9/1/1934 - Current).
UAF Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Address1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone907-474-7034
Webhttps://www.uaf.edu
Online Applicationhttps://uaf.edu/admissions/apply/#now
Financial Infohttps://www.uaf.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $12,958 for Alaska residents and $25,248 for out-of-state students. The school has 982 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,826 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 200 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 61 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$25,248
$12,958 for Alaska Residents
Student Population982
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs200 graduate programs
(61 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Alaska Fairbanks is $12,958 for Alaska residents and $25,248 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $539 for Alaska residents and $1,105 for out-of-state students.
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)61 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Alaska Fairbanks is $12,958 for Alaska residents and $25,248 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.96% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Alaska ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,320$1,538$19,580$1,938
2018-2019$9,878$1,666$20,766$2,090
2019-2020$10,414$1,842$21,904$2,289
2020-2021$10,568$1,586$22,227$2,060
2021-2022$11,265$1,693$23,095$2,153
The graduate school tuition & fees of UAF is average compared to public graduate schools in Alaska. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Alaska graduate tuition is $24,842 (public) / $12,110 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Alaska Fairbanks$12,958$25,248
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Alaska Graduate Schools$12,384$21,659
Public$12,475$24,842
Private$12,110
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,790 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Alaska Fairbanks. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,300. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,730$2,650$12,500$4,250
2018-2019$8,974$2,650$12,050$4,250
2019-2020$10,440$2,650$12,050$4,250
2020-2021$10,540$2,650$12,050$4,250
2021-2022$10,540$2,650$12,050$4,250
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $539 for Alaska residents and $1,105 for other students at University of Alaska Fairbanks. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.41% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Alaska ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$466$979
2018-2019$489$1,028
2019-2020$513$1,079
2020-2021$513$1,079
2021-2022$539$1,105

Graduate Programs at UAF

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 76 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 273 students have completed their study at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Offered Degrees at University of Alaska Fairbanks
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree4010195
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship19239
Post Bachelor's Degree17839
Total7620273
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Secondary Education and Teaching program with 20 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 44 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management program with 6 completers.
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 76 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 273 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 195 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 39 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 14 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management14-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Area Studies (other)1-
American Indian/Native American Studies0-
Communication and Journalism [+] 4 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer Science2-
Education [+] (2 completers) 44 completers-
Education26-
Special Education and Teaching5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13-
Engineering [+] 17 completers-
Civil Engineering4-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1-
Mechanical Engineering2-
Mining and Mineral Engineering1-
Petroleum Engineering3-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 4 completers-
Linguistics4-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Creative Writing5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Marine Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology4-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Geophysics and Seismology1-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical4-
Physics0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 19 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration7-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management12-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy2-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Anthropology0-
Economics (other)1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Art/Art Studies3-
Music Performance0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
International Public Health/International Health2-
Business [+] 44 completers-
Business Administration and Management44-
Total195
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 6 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management6-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
American Indian/Native American Studies2-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Biochemistry1-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Astrophysics0-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology1-
Chemistry (other)1-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Geophysics and Seismology4-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical2-
Physics1-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Psychology4-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Anthropology3-
Total39
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 37 completers-
Special Education and Teaching6-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services8-
Elementary Education and Teaching9-
Secondary Education and Teaching12-
Art Teacher Education0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Systems Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Computational and Applied Mathematics0-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Sustainability Studies1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-
Critical Infrastructure Protection0-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy0-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Accounting1-
Executive/Career Coaching0-
Management Information Systems and Services (other)0-
Total39

Graduate Student Population at UAF

For academic year 2021-2022, total 982 students enrolled into University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate schools where it has total 6,826 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 366 full-time and 616 part-time graduate students. By gender, 380 male and 602 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total982380602
Full-time366155211
Part-tme616225391
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 590 White (60.08%), 14 Black/African American (1.43%), 51 Hispanic (5.19%), 24 Asian (2.44%), and 303 students with other races. 87 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total982380602
American Indian/Native American531043
Asian24816
Black/African American1468
Hispanic511635
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander514
White590230360
Two More692148
Un-Known893257
Non-resident Alien875631
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 522 graduate students (53.16% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 235 graduate students (23.93% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total982
Enrolled Online Exclusively522
Enrolled Some Online Courses235
Not in Online Courses225
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Alaska Fairbanks. 160 students are aged 20 to 24 (16.29% of total students), 93 students are aged above 50 (9.47%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total982380602
Age 20-21954
Age 22-241516388
Age 25-29268108160
Age 30-3419183108
Age 35-391324983
Age 40-491374889
Age 50-64812160
Over 6412210
Age Un-Known110

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