- Listed: March 21, 2019 11:33 am
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Developing Alaska’s most precious resource – its people:
Alaska’s governor has proposed cuts to the state’s investment in the University of Alaska by 41%, or $134 million. This would be the largest budget reduction in the university’s 100-year history. The cut would have wide-ranging impact on students, programs, and campuses. The proposed cut is so drastic that it would very likely lead to closing campuses, elimination of programs, and laying off employees.
You can support UAS and higher education by reaching out to members of the Alaska State Legislature and tell them why UAS matters to you and your community.
- UAS serves students and communities throughout Southeast Alaska and, through online programs, students throughout the state. UAS is made up of three campuses—Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka—that work together effectively to fulfill our mission of student learning and student success. UAS has a budget of approximately $55 million, about half of which comes from the state’s general fund investment. Over that past four years, state general fund dollars for UAS have been cut by 19%. The additional cuts proposed by the governor would severely impact UAS ability to meet the needs our students and our communities.
- UAS offers a broad array of programs: from workforce development to baccalaureate degrees to master’s degrees in Education and Public Administration. Our Alaska College of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and courses on campus and online. UAS Education graduates are employed in schools throughout the state of Alaska.
- UAS is a significant employer in our region, with approximately 230 faculty and staff at our three campuses.
- UAS offers distinctive interdisciplinary bachelor’s degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
- A UAS education is affordable compared to many other public universities. UAS tuition falls at about the midpoint of cost of attendance at similar universities in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our students are employed as they attend college and they take pride in graduating without burdensome student debt. UAS recently reduced tuition by 25% in many career and technical education classes to encourage more students to enroll.
- Because of its location in coastal Alaska, UAS specializes in marine-related degree offerings, including academic degrees in marine biology, fisheries and environmental science as well as technical degrees in fisheries technology, marine transportation, and marine trades.
- A recent survey of UAS graduates by McDowell Group showed that 81% of those surveyed were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of their education. UAS is an active partner with employers, school districts, and community partners throughout Southeast Alaska.
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