Fact Sheet

Enrollment information

Enrollment

Campus Enrollment Credit hours
Fairbanks 5,302 42,424
UAF CTC 2,108 10,364
Combined Rural 1,291 4,218
eCampus 4,337 26,272
UA Fairbanks 7,471 58,922

Note: Reporting level headcount is unduplicated. Headcount totals add up to more than overall total because students may enroll in more than one level; Audit hours were not included; eCampus defines credit hours delivered by UAF eCampus office.

Demographics

Men: 2,785 (37%) Women: 4,626 (62%)
Unknown: 60 (1%)  
Full‐Time: 2,702 (36%) Part‐Time: 4,769 (64%)
Pell Grant Full-Time: 666 (25%) Pell Grant Part-Time: 607 (13%)
 
Undergraduate (DS): 4,140 (55%)  
Graduate: 926 (12%)   
Non‐degree‐seeking: 2,405 (32%)  
 
Student FTE: 4,048  
 
In‐State: 5,911 (79%) Out‐of‐State: 1,345  (18%)
Foreign: 183 (2%) Not reported: 32 (<1%)
 
Alaska Native: 1,565 (21%) Other Minorities: 833 (11%)
 
Baccalaureate Degree‐Seeking
Men: 1,264 (42%) Women: 1,725 (57%)
Unknown: 15 (<1 %)
Full‐Time: 1,864 (62%) Part‐Time: 1,140 (38%)

New Undergraduate students

First‐Time Freshmen: 666 % From Alaska: 555/666 = 83%
New Transfers: 416 % Out‐of‐State: 135/416 = 32%

Academic Awards

2020-2021 (FY21) Academic Awards: 1,335
OEC: 69 Licensure: 36
Certificate: 167 Graduate Certificates: 3
Associate: 258 Master: 195
Baccalaureate: 568 PhD: 39
Students Receiving Awards: 1,247

Retention and graduation rates

First-time, full-time freshmen students starting Fall 2020
Fall-to-Fall Retention: 68%  

First-time, full-time freshmen students starting Fall 2015
Six-Year Graduation Rate 
All Baccalaureate: 44%                                          

     Men: 47%                                    Women: 40%

     AK Native: 19%                      Asian: 50%
     African American: 38%     White: 50%                                               
     2 or More Race: 44%          Unknown Race: 41%                              
     Hispanic: 36%                         Nonresident Alien: 20%                                                                                                                                 

Recipients of Pell Grant: 31%
Direct Loan (Did not receive a Pell Grant): 30%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or a Direct Loan: 49%

Employees

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Regular Faculty: 522
     Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: 290
     Full-time Instructional Faculty: 283
Adjunct Faculty: 271
Total Faculty: 793

Regular Staff: 1,214 (Full-Time: 1,095   Part-Time: 119)
Extended Temporary Staff: 69 (Full-Time: 62   Part-Time: 7)
Temporary Staff: 305 (Full-Time:  26     Part-Time: 279)
Total Staff: 1,588

Graduate Students: 288
Undergraduate Students: 383
Total Students: 671

Financial Aid, Fall 2020

Aid Source First-time Freshman Paid Amount Degree-seeking students Paid amount
Federal 259 $941,371 1,889 $8,422,049
Alaska 323 696,935 1,269 2,469,809
Institutional 210 529,191 860 2,247,351
Native Corp. 79 342,135 478 1,798,143
Private 117 320,926 315 974,406
Foundation 123 250,101 492 1,067,680

 

Annual Students Costs

Full‐time Tuition and Basic Fees (2021-2022)*

  Resident tuition Fees Non-resident tuition Fees
Undergraduate
Lower division $7,020 $2,040 $24,000 $2,730
Upper division 8,670 2,130 25,650 2,790
Graduate 9,702 1,458 19,890 1,872

Double occupancy room and Weekly 7 Block meal plan: About $10,570 to $11,896. Book and supplies are around $2,000.
* Full‐time is recorded as 30 credits per year for undergraduates, and 18 credits per year for graduates.
  Fees do not include course fees, parking fees and health insurance.
  Cost of textbooks varies according to course load. You can expect to pay about $250 to 1,100 per semester.

Research Expenditures, FY21

(in thousands of $)

Federal/Direct $114,314.10
Federal/Through State 936.5
Federal/Through Other 12,123.1
State/Direct 854.5
Private, Local and Other/Direct 7,964.0
Subtotal of Non‐Capital  
Capital (0.0)
Total 136,192.2

Foundation, FY21 

Endowment Value: $292,632,144
Annual Giving: $19,553,876 (includes private grants)

Budget

Expenditures (in thousands of $)

  FY 21 Actual FY 22 Authorized
Instruction and Student Related $120,275.4 $109,908.9
Infrastructure 140,674.2 131,831.9
Public Services 24,838.3 23,148.7
Restricted and Unrestricted Research 158,653.5 153,231.6
Auxiliary Services 10,630.0 17,400.7
Unallocated Authority 0.0 (31,013.3)
Total 455,071.4 404,508.5

Revenues (in thousands of $)

  FY 21 Actual FY 22 Authorized
Unrestricted General Funds $136,496.9 $136,997.8
Technical Vocational Education Programs 1,416.20 1,304.00
University Receipts 119,384.5 129,216.7
Federal Receipts 121,467.4 97,140.0
Other Funds 76,306.4 39,850.0
Total 455,071.4 404,508.5

Square footage/Acres

Total Acres Managed: 10,189 Buildings: 256
Gross Square Feet: 3,917,412  

Accountability

Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities:
UAF Accreditation website

State of Alaska OMB Performance Report

Sources

Enrollment, Employees, Financial Aid and Research Expenditures – UA Decision Support Database (RPTP.DSDMGR)  
Annual Students Costs – UAF Catalog 2021-2022, Tuition and Fees 

Foundation financialsUniversity of Alaska Foundation Consolidated Financial Statements June 30, 2021, page 23 (PDF)
Annual Giving – UA Foundation staff member, Lauren Hartman

Budget – FY20 Authorized Operating and Capital Budget, page 48 (PDF) 
Total Acres Managed ‐ UA Facilities & Land Management FY21 Annual Report, page18 (PDF)
Buildings, Gross Square Feet and Assignable Square FeetUniversity of Alaska 2021 Facilities Inventory Report, page 7 (PDF)

Click here to download the Fall 2021 report

Previous Fact Sheets

Fall 2020 (PDF)

Fall 2019 (PDF)

Fall 2018 (PDF)

Fall 2017 (PDF)

Fall 2016 (PDF)

Fall 2015 (PDF)

Fall 2014 (PDF)

Fall 2013 (PDF)