Alaska contains nine schools that offer vocational programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking vocational school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 vocational 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 Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Vocational students from Alaska schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 1,280 employed middle school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $66,060. Vocational education teachers in this state earn $70,940/yr and there are 160 employed.
Also, within the vocational schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from vocational, 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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