Alaska contains five schools that offer transportation programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking transportation school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 transportation schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Academy comes out as the most expensive ($12,987/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Transportation students from Alaska schools who go on to become transportation directors, bus drivers, taxi cab drivers, train engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 92,380 people working as transportation, storage, and distribution managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $85,470. Also, Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks make on average $32,400 per year and there are about 142,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 1,040 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average yearly salary of $32,000. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this state earn $74,210/yr and there are 550 employed.
Also, within the transportation schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from transportation, 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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