In 1987, the Interior Alaska Campus (IAC), formerly known as the Interior-Aleutians Campus, was created by a University of Alaska Fairbanks restructuring process. The restructuring, which expanded to include rural areas, produced the College of Rural and Community Development. The IAC became one of five rural campuses within the college.
The Interior Alaska Campus is decentralized throughout the Interior. The campus operates out of three educational centers, to serve over 45 communities in the interior.