Art Schools In Alaska

There are 4 accredited art schools in Alaska for faculty who teach art classes to choose from. The trends in Alaska's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in art includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

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  3. University of Alaska Southeast

    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697

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  4. Ilisagvik College

    Narl Facility, Barrow, Alaska 99723

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Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Art Employment

Alaska 150
National 78,930

Approximately 0% of the country's art professionals work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In Alaska

170 80 150 110 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Art is a shrinking field in Alaska. In Alaska, 50 less art professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of art has shrunk by 29% in Alaska. This decline is faster than the change in the number of art professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of art professionals has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$47,180 $45,300 $37,475 $42,250 $44,215
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of art professionals is declining, the salaries paid to art professionals are decreasing in Alaska. Art professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,180 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,215 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Alaska

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90th percentile

Thus, art professionals' salaries declined by 7% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Alaska state, within the field of art, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid art professionals earn 96% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Alaska

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Alaska, art professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Art programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited art schools in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 34 art graduates from art courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 44 graduates.

This represents a 29% increase in the number of art degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. 60% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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