Surrounded by natural beauty in an urban environment, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) offers a gateway to innovative thinking, learning, and exploration. The mission of the University is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. As a comprehensive open-access university, UAA is committed to excellence, student success, access, and workforce development. UAA’s comprehensive curriculum offers programs leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees as well as vocational and professional certificates.
With a total student population of nearly 18,000, UAA is the largest of the three public post-secondary institutions in the University of Alaska system. The University is committed to serving the higher-education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. While the main campus is in Anchorage, UAA includes community campuses in Homer, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna, Kenai, and Valdez as well as Middle Colleges for high-school students in Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna, and Eagle River. UAA students experience a hands-on education in and out of the classroom, with unique opportunities i...n academics, research, and leadership--both locally and globally. UAA’s students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, yet the university community is firmly rooted in Alaska. Together, the community celebrates the cultural richness of its Southcentral Alaska location, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak peoples