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Moose, Snow, and Bears, Oh My

Textbooks and Snowshoes

If you're going to live in Alaska, Anchorage is the place to be. An average of 79 inches of snow fall on Anchorage each year, but the big city still has warmer temperatures than Midwest states, such as Chicago or Minneapolis. So, walking to class shouldn't be that bad. When it comes to education, the intimate classroom settings and the ability to actually get to know your classmates makes it all worth it. If personalized classrooms is your ideal learning style, then attending college in Alaska's biggest city will serve you well. The college scene is quiet and peaceful with just 2 colleges and 2 universities. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1, at most. With just under 30 programs offered among all 4 higher-level institutions, students will receive very refined, specific education in the fields of healthcare, education, and business, just to name a few.

With mountains to climb and glaciers to ogle, it might be difficult to stay put long enough to do your homework. Home to 223 parks and 250 miles of trails, Anchorage is perfect for those adventurous, outgoing students who enjoy hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing or horseback riding. The extremely low temperatures (average lows of -7 º) in the winter only add to the fun as people gear-up for snowmobiling, skiing, ice climbing and dog sledding. If personalized learning and the peaceful sights and sounds of nature are calling your name, then Anchorage is the place for you.

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Best Four Year Universities in Anchorage

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK

Alaska Pacific University offers 36 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 184 students graduated with students earning 72 Bachelor's degrees, 57 Master's degrees, 36 Certificates degrees, 11 Associate's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

2 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK

University of Alaska Anchorage offers 200 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 2,688 students graduated with students earning 1,112 Bachelor's degrees, 907 Associate's degrees, 359 Certificates degrees, 309 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

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3 Charter College-Anchorage Anchorage, AK

Charter College-Anchorage offers 37 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 2,020 students graduated with students earning 1,481 Certificates degrees, 454 Associate's degrees, 77 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

4 Alaska Bible College Palmer, AK

Alaska Bible College offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 16 students graduated with students earning 12 Certificates degrees, 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Anchorage

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK

Alaska Career College offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 483 students graduated with students earning 419 Certificates degrees, and 64 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Alaska Pacific University Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK
4/5
11 : 1 516
University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
2/5
18 : 1 16,762
Charter College-Anchorage Charter College-Anchorage Anchorage, AK
4/5
16 : 1 1,945
University Logo Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK 23 : 1 378
Alaska Bible College Alaska Bible College Palmer, AK
3/5
7 : 1 33
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