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Computer Science Schools In Alaska

Alaska has is only one accredited computer science school where computer science faculty who teach computer science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in computer science in the state of Alaska, which encompasses computer science training at the following levels:


  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Computer Science Employment

Alaska 2,270
National 1,479,220

Of all of the computer science professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Computer science professionals In Alaska

1,930 1,760 2,030 2,230 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, computer science is a shrinking field. In Alaska, 1,130 less computer science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of computer science has shrunk by 59% in Alaska. This decline is slower than the change in the number of computer science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of computer science professionals has shrunk by 71% from 2006 to 2010.

Computer Science VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$59,458 $61,420 $73,254 $74,372 $80,807
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alaska, as the number of computer science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by computer science professionals are increasing. The mean salary for computer science professionals in 2006 was $59,458 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $80,807 per year.

Salary percentiles for Computer science professionals in Alaska

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Thus, there was a 26% growth in computer science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alaska, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of computer science. The pay differential between the highest paid computer science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 101%

Average Salaries for Computer science professionals and related professions in Alaska

Computer Engineering
Computer Forensics
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Information Systems
Information Technology

Computer science professionals in Alaska earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Computer Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


As the number of computer science professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited computer science school in Alaska state is increasing.

There was an increase in the number of computer science school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 100%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Computer Science Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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