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UAA Demographics & Diversity

Anchorage, Alaska

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UAA are mainly White with a smaller Multiracial population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Alaska Anchorage students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 4%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 6%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 11%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 61% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UAA has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Alaska Anchorage students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for University of Alaska Anchorage students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,163
Women 6,682

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UAA serves a very low number of students outside of Alaska, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Alaska Anchorage students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,116 per year

37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 43.5%
Part time Undergrads 44.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102553 IPEDS survey data for University of Alaska Anchorage.