Best Colleges in Alaska by Salary Potential
If you invest in a bachelor’s degree, you want it to pay off. Learn about which colleges in Alaska have the highest-paid graduates.
|Rank||School Name||School Type||Early Career Pay||Mid-Career Pay||% High Meaning||% STEM Degrees|
|Rank:1||School Name:University of Alaska Fairbanks||School Type:Research University, State School||Early Career Pay:$61,600||Mid-Career Pay:$106,000||% High Meaning:52%||% STEM Degrees:20%|
|Rank:2||School Name:University of Alaska Anchorage||School Type:State School||Early Career Pay:$60,900||Mid-Career Pay:$105,600||% High Meaning:58%||% STEM Degrees:9%|
|Rank:3||School Name:Alaska Pacific University||School Type:Private School, Religious||Early Career Pay:$53,400||Mid-Career Pay:$90,600||% High Meaning:71%||% STEM Degrees:0%|
|Rank:4||School Name:University of Alaska Southeast||School Type:State School||Early Career Pay:$55,800||Mid-Career Pay:$84,200||% High Meaning:70%||% STEM Degrees:3%|
Alaska was the 49th state to be added to the United states and is known as “The Last Frontier.” The snowy state – by far the largest and least-densely populated in the country – is more famous for The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome than it is for its colleges. But Alaska is home to a handful of schools in Payscale’s College Salary Report undergraduate college rankings. To find the best college by alumni salary, we compare both the early career salaries – based on working alumni with zero to five years of experience – and the mid-career salaries – based on working alumni with 10 or more years of experience.