Education in Alaska
There are a total of 343 high schools across the state of Alaska. Of those 343, 321 are public high schools while the other 22 are private high schools. As of 2012, the state has a high school dropout rate of 7%, which is far above the national average. Incidentally, Alaskas graduation rate is 70% which is only slightly below the graduation rate for the U.S. as a whole.
Advanced Degrees in Alaska
Nearly 26% of Alaskans have earned a Bachelors degree or higher which is well above the national average. There are less than 15 colleges in Alaska ranging from small private rural universities to large scale public universities. Although there may not be an abundance of colleges in Alaska, they make up for it by offering a wide variety of university options such as; two year, four year, and post graduate colleges. In the state of Alaska, the most popular major relative the rest of the U.S. is Biology. A few leading universities include:
– Alaska Bible College
– Alaska Pacific University
– University of Alaska Anchorage