Alaska contains four schools that offer social science programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking social science school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 social science schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Social Science students from Alaska schools who go on to become social scientists, legislators, politicians, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,250 people working as social scientists and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,450. Also, Sociologists make on average $76,190 per year and there are about 4,430 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the social science schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from social 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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