Alaska Career College

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2022 Average Net Price
$17,498
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.794%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
268
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
70.4%
238 Graduates

About

Alaska Career College is a higher education institution located in Anchorage Municipality, AK. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Alaska Career College were Medical Assistant (82 degrees awarded) and Massage Therapy (45 degrees).

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alaska Career College. 88.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 11.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (78 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (52 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,498.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending Alaska Career College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$17,498
2022 Value
9.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Alaska Career College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,498. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Alaska Career College grew by 9.97%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Alaska Career College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Alaska Career College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.794%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Alaska Career College was 0.794%, which represents 2 out of the 252 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Alaska Career College had a total enrollment of 268 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Career College is 268 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Alaska Career College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alaska Career College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.2% White, 23.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.2% Asian, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.21% Hispanic or Latino, 8.21% Two or More Races, and 2.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alaska Career College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.7%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (21.6%) and Asian Female (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alaska Career College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 268 students. The full-time enrollment at Alaska Career College is 268 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Alaska Career College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alaska Career College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Alaska Career College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    81 enrolled students
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    64 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Alaska Career College is 30.2% White, 23.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 14.2% Asian, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.21% Hispanic or Latino, 8.21% Two or More Races, and 2.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 167 more women than men received degrees from Alaska Career College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alaska Career College is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (52 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Alaska Career College is Medical Assistant (82 degrees awarded), followed by Massage Therapy (45 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Alaska Career College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (180 degrees awarded) and Business (35 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Registered nurses (1,473,023 people), Accountants & auditors (1,029,600 people), Other managers (714,081 people), Financial managers (486,445 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College in 2022 are Health (180 degrees awarded) and Business (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Health (180 degrees awarded) and Business (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,771,649 people), Elementary & secondary schools (654,233 people), Computer Systems Design (503,889 people), Banking & related activities (474,193 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Alaska Career College are Health (180 degrees awarded) and Business (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alaska Career College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 82 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Alaska Career College was Medical Assistant with 82 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

24
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
191
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Career College, which is 0.126 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (191).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 0.0933 times less than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Alaska Career College in Medical Assistant, which is 10.7 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 74% of students graduating from Alaska Career College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Alaska Career College is Male and Black or African American (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    52 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alaska Career College is white (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (52 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    68 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    47 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alaska Career College is white female (68 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (47 degrees).

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Operations

Alaska Career College employs 1 Instructors. Most academics at Alaska Career College are Female Instructor (1), and Male Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Career College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.89M
2022 Salaries
9.45%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Alaska Career College paid a median of $1.89M in salaries, a 9.45% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.4k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2022, Alaska Career College paid a total of $62.4k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alaska Career College was Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alaska Career College were Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees, Management with 5 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alaska Career College was Female Instructor with 1 employees, and Male Instructor with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Alaska Career College.

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