A sign, seen on May 29, marks the eastern edge of the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
Through its community campuses and online program offerings, the University of Alaska Anchorage provides multiple entry points that meet learners where they are. UAA reaches far beyond the Municipality of Anchorage; we serve the communities of Southcentral Alaska through our campuses in Soldotna, Homer, Valdez, Kodiak, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Anchorage, as well as thousands of students through our online programs and courses.
This type of arrangement, referred to as a dual-mission university, is somewhat unique among U.S. universities. At UAA, we provide numerous academic programs designed to meet specific workforce needs in Anchorage and across Alaska. Many of our programs use stacked credentials, allowing anyone to earn certificates, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees over time without losing credits.
Our communities have shown us they value this type of education and training. Enrollment at UAA is up roughly 5% from last fall, thanks in part to strong growth at many of our community campuses. This marks the fourth semester in a row that UAA has seen an increase in new student enrollment!
Whether as a high school student participating in one of our dual enrollment programs; a traditional student attending college after high school graduation; a military service member or dependent looking for flexible options for degree completion; or a working adult seeking education for career enhancement or personal growth, UAA’s campuses offer multiple pathways that are convenient, affordable and designed to prepare you for whatever comes next.
We are eager to work with employers, school districts, local governments and other organizations to fill similar needs wherever they exist.
We are eager to work with employers, school districts, local governments and other organizations to fill similar needs wherever they exist. At all of UAA’s campuses, we are eager to partner with our communities to continue offering relevant, timely and affordable educational options and training that Alaskans and our state need.
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