Alaska Technical Schools

A technical school can help prepare students for a career in dozens of different industries. Technical career opportunities are plentiful in technical electronics and computer technology industries, new media technologies, and maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates may also find work in accounting and in administrative departments. Technical school graduates work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians, and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to match your chosen field should be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several Alaska technical schools fit the bill.

Alaska technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Alaska’s technical schools include University of Alaska Anchorage-Community & Technical College (est. 1954) and Charter College-Anchorage (est. 1985). Overall, the state of Alaska has 5 public and 2 private institutions with more than students 28,221 enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in Alaska technical schools with more than 1,000 enrolled in the state’s top technical schools/programs alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Alaska Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Alaska technical school is $4,747 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at a private Alaska technical school is $18,904 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Alaska technical schools start at around $150-$200 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $250-$300 per credit hour. Online technical school students will pay the same amount for tuition and fees as on-campus programs, but you will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Alaska colleges is $6,972 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Alaska Technical Schools and Enrollment

University of Alaska Anchorage-Community & Technical College (avg. enrollment, 16,463 students)
Charter College-Anchorage (avg. enrollment, 516 students)
 
Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage-Community & Technical College (Distance Education Department)
Charter College Online-Anchorage

Accredited Alaska Technical Schools

University of Alaska Anchorage-Community & Technical College
Charter College-Anchorage

Sources

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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