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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Alaska


Around 0.6% of Alaska's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 55 automotive mechanics graduate from Alaska's 4 automotive schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska with a automotive program is University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. In 2010, no students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' automotive program. University of Alaska Fairbanks charged in-state students $5,358 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska with a automotive program is University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. In 2010, 5 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage automotive program. Tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a automotive program. It is located in Seward. In 2010, AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology graduated 44 students from its automotive programs. Tuition at AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's automotive schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,919 per year, though tuition can range from $5,358 per year to $5,130 per year. In 2010, the following Alaska automotive schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year

The automotive schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

An automotive certificate from an Alaska school... what next?

Most people who graduate from automotive school in Alaska go on to work as an automotive mechanic. Alaska had 1,540 automotive mechanics in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Alaska automotive mechanics:

  1. Anchorage County - 930 automotive mechanics
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - 300 automotive mechanics
  3. Aleutians East County - 200 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of automotive mechanics in the state of Alaska will shrink to 1,830. This would require a 0% decline in the profession.

Salary

An automotive mechanic in Alaska makes an average of $51,870 per year. However, this number is only an average. automotive mechanics in Alaska had varying salaries from $24,950 to $79,140 per year in 2010. The counties in Alaska with the highest average salary for an automotive mechanic are:

  1. Aleutians East County - $54,650 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $52,210 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $52,080 per year

An automotive mechanic in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Haines County - $45,190 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $52,080 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $52,210 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in automotive repair and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as automotive or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Repair in Alaska
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,983 miles from location AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology Seward AK 38.7923 100% 820
 

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 1,540 $51,870 12.4%
2
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 790 $56,110 19.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are automotive related jobs in Alaska