Alaska Community Colleges

There are 3 community colleges located throughout Alaska (2 public colleges and 1 private colleges), serving 1,999 students.
Minority enrollment is 49% (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the 58:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(AK) School Average
American Indian
16%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
22%
Black
3%
White
51%
Unknown
3%

Alaska Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For Alaska public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,655 per year for in-state students and $4,255 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,700 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alaska community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Charter College-Anchorage. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.
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