Language in Alaska

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Alaska


Each year, roughly 0.7% of Alaska students graduate with degrees in language. In other words, every year an estimated 62 language professionals graduate from Alaska's 3 language schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska that has a language program is University of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Fairbanks. 34 students graduated with a degree in language from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010. Tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska with a language program is University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. 27 students graduated with degree in language from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. University of Alaska Anchorage charged in-state students $5,186 in tuition fees per year.

Ilisagvik College, which is located in Barrow, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a language program. It received a ranking of 79th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at Ilisagvik College was $2,920 per year.

Cost

Language schools in Alaska, charge students an average tuition of $4,488 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,358 per year, or as little as $2,920 per year. The Alaska language schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year

The following Alaska language schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 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

A language degree from an Alaska school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Alaska language professionals:

  1. Anchorage County - 170 language professionals
  2. Aleutians East County - 30 language professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 260 language professionals will be working in Alaska state. This would require the number of language professionals to shrink by 0%.

Salary

On average, language professionals earn a salary of $65,570 per year in Alaska state. However, this number is only an average. Language professional in Alaska had varying salaries from $23,450 to $118,050 per year in 2010. Language professionals in the following Alaska counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anchorage County - $68,385 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $66,820 per year

The following counties in Alaska have the lowest average salaries for language professional:

  1. Aleutians East County - $66,820 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $68,385 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $85,440 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $45,700 per year

On average, the lowest paid language professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $85,440 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $45,700 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in language in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as English or education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Language in Alaska
  • Certificate in Language in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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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
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Language 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
Speech-Language Pathologists + 210 $85,440 -27.6%
2
Interpreters and Translators + 60 $45,700 -25.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are language related jobs in Alaska