Top 3 Nonprofit Online Colleges in Alaska

The cost of college has risen astronomically over the past decade. One way to fight back against the rising costs of college is to take your education online. Often time, universities and colleges offer the same exact degree online and on-campus. The only difference is that the online degree is substantially cheaper. In a time where every penny counts, choosing an online degree program can result in massive savings. Not only are these programs cheaper, they are far more flexible with their scheduling, which is great for students who have a demanding schedule. Below, students will find a ranking of our top online colleges in Alaska as ranked by tuition cost.

#1. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

A member of the University of Alaska System, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s most notable research universities. Founded in 1917, the University of Alaska Fairbanks currently enrolls a student body of over 8,800 students. Over the past decades, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has become well-known for the quality of research undertaken at the school’s campus. Students who are interested in an online degree can choose to enroll in the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ eCampus. Dozens of online degrees are offered to students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. These programs include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. The vast majority of these programs can be completed entirely online and do not require students to visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus for completion.

Tuition: $212/credit

#2. University of Alaska Southeast

Juneau, Alaska

Opened in 1972, the University of Alaska Southeast is a member of the University of Alaska System. A public university, the University of Alaska Southeast has grown to enroll almost 3,800 students. While primarily located in Juneau, the University of Alaska Southeast also operates additional satellite campuses in Sitka and Ketchikan. The University of Alaska Southeast offers a very large selection of online degrees. Many of these programs can be completed entirely online without ever having to visit the University of Alaska Southeast campus. These programs include online bachelor’s and online master’s degrees. A number of certifications and online associate’s degrees are also made available to students as well. The programs at the University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Tuition: $212/credit

#3. University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

The largest campus in the University of Alaska System, the University of Alaska Anchorage enrolls a student body of almost 18,000 students. Established in 1954, the University of Alaska Anchorage has now grown to be renowned for the quality of its academics and research activity. At this time, students at the University of Alaska Anchorage are able to select from a variety of different academic programs offered through the University of Alaska Anchorage’s distance program. Programs of study include online master’s, online bachelor’s, and online associate’s degrees. Students are welcome to transfer credits from other institutions into the program to put towards the completion of the school’s programs. The programs at this school have also been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Tuition: $751/credit

NPCO Staff
February 2019

This concludes our ranking of the Top Online Colleges in Alaska.