College Costs in Alaska

The 2023 Directory of Alaska Colleges and Prices

Alaska Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Alaska?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Alaska was $9,276 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,854 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Alaska cheaper than average as the 45th most expensive and 8th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of ($578) from the 2019-2020 average of $9,854 and represents a -5.87% annual decline. The list of Alaska colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 8 colleges and universities in Alaska, the most popular being University of Alaska Anchorage with 4,194 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,224. Alaska Pacific University is the most expensive in Alaska with an in-state tuition of $20,350.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Alaska colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Alaska or cheap Alaska colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Alaska Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alaska Bible College

Glennallen, Alaska

$10,200 NA NA
Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, Alaska

$20,350 NA NA
Charter College Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

$17,289 NA NA
Ilisagvik College

Barrow, Alaska

$4,440 NA NA
Prince William Sound Community College

Valdez, Alaska

$3,480 NA NA
University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

$7,224 NA NA
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

$5,616 64 79
University of Alaska Southeast

Juneau, Alaska

$5,616 NA NA