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University of Alaska Fairbanks Demographics & Diversity

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks are predominantly White with a smaller American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has been designated as an Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution (ANNHI) and is eligible for federal grants enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI). It is not controlled by a Native American tribe but it serves a percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Racial demographics of University of Alaska Fairbanks students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 2%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 14%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 29%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Alaska Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for University of Alaska Fairbanks students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,013
Women 4,391

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Alaska Fairbanks serves a very low number of students outside of Alaska, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Alaska Fairbanks students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,084 per year

31% 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 46.4%
Part time Undergrads 39.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102614 IPEDS survey data for University of Alaska Fairbanks.