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University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak College: Narrative Description


117 Benny Benson Dr.
Kodiak, AK 99615-6643
Tel: (907)486-4161; Admissions: (907)486-1235; Fax: (907)486-1257; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Alaska System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 68-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 786. 64 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 72% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2340 full-time, $78 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7740 full-time, $269 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: College housing not available. Carolyn Floyd Library with 21,000 books, 30 microform titles, 39 serials, 2,400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 8,200. Kodiak, located in the Gulf of Alaska on Kodiak Island, was once a Russian settlement. It has always looked to the sea for its livelihood and in 1968 became the largest fishing port in dollar volume in the United States. Transportation to Kodiak is an interesting trip by automobile. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry, Tustumena, serves Kodiak regularly. There is direct flight service from Anchorage. The city of Kodiak is the largest town in the Kodiak Island group and is the oldest permanent settlement in Alaska. The city is situated on the northeastern corner of Kodiak Island nestled at the foot of the 1,400 foot Pillar Mountain, overlooking the island-studded harbor of St. Paul. This northerly section of the City of Kodiak was rebuilt following the Good Friday earthquake and tidal wave of 1964. The average temperature in January is 30 degrees and in August, 55 degrees. The annual rainfall is 60 inches spread throughout the year. A number of churches, and service organizations are found in the city.

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