Charter College-Anchorage
2221 E Northern Lights Blvd, Ste 120
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Accrediting Agency:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Charter College-Anchorage is a private, for-profit institution that offers certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. Founded in 1985, Charter College-Anchorage was the first of Charter College’s many campuses, which include 10 campuses across Washington, California, and Alaska. Charter College-Anchorage is focused on providing higher education that directly prepares students for careers, helps students advance in their current careers, or helps students make a career change. As a result, the curriculum emphasizes technical training and marketable career skills, rather than requiring students to study subjects that are not relevant to their chosen career path. In support of this objective, Charter College-Anchorage provides career services to its graduates that help alumni with career planning and job placement.

Programs Offered

Charter College-Anchorage offers 24 career programs in areas that prepare students for viable careers. Programs are available in healthcare, business, criminal justice, paralegal studies, information technology, and trades like construction, HVACR, and welding. A sampling of programs includes: business management and technology, computerized accounting, healthcare administration, medical assisting, network security, and information technology engineering. The Anchorage campus also offers online programs in business, healthcare, and paralegal studies to provide a greater level of flexibility to working adults. Online programs allow students to log in to their courses at a time of day that works best for them, at any location with Internet access, including one’s home, work, local library, or a coffeehouse.


Charter College-Anchorage has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools since 1988.


Charter College-Anchorage has an open admissions policy, according to College Navigator. To apply to Charter College, applicants must fill out an application, be interviewed by an admissions advisor, and complete an enrollment agreement, according to the Charter College website. In most cases, students must possess either a high school diploma or GED. Students who enroll in programs that do not require a high school diploma or GED will be ineligible for federal financial aid. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the school directly for further admissions information.


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