Alaska contains five schools that offer computer science programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking computer science school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 computer science schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Computer Science students from Alaska schools who go on to become computer science instructors, web developers, computer engineers, software engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 32,240 people working as computer science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $75,860.
Also, within the computer science schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from computer science, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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