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Computer Science in Alaska

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Alaska

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Alaska receive a Computer Science degree every year.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the only accredited Computer Science school in Alaska. It is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated 6 students from its Computer Science programs.


University of Alaska Fairbanks charged in-state students taking Computer Science courses, $5,358 in tuition fees per year.

A Computer Science degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Information systems manager, computer operator, and computer science teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of Computer Science graduates in Alaska. 800 computer science professionals were working in Alaska in 2010. Of these, 450 were information systems managers. In addition, 290 were computer operators and 60 were computer science teachers. The largest populations of Alaska computer science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 450 computer science professionals
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - 140 computer science professionals
  3. Haines County - 110 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Alaska will shrink to 600. This would require a 0% decline in the field.


On average, computer science professionals earn a salary of $80,807 per year in Alaska state. However, this number is only an average. Computer science professional in Alaska had varying salaries from $26,230 to $130,580 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alaska have the highest average salaries for computer science professional:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $71,085 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $68,265 per year
  3. Haines County - $66,500 per year

Computer science professionals in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Haines County - $66,500 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $68,265 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $71,085 per year

The computer science professionals with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $103,910 per year
  2. Information Systems Manager - $95,340 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $43,170 per year

On average the lowest paid computer science professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $95,340 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $43,170 per year

More Information

For more Alaska data regarding a career in computer science in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or computer programming, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Alaska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers 450 $95,340 -13.5%
Computer Operators 290 $43,170 52.6%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $103,910

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