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2024 Alaska Performance Scholarship

The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) rewards students who strive to excel in high school and continue their education in degree and certificate programs in Alaska. This report covers the high school, postsecondary, Alaska residency, and workforce outcomes of the APS program between Fall 2011 – 2023.

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Alaska Higher Education Almanac 2024

In its 7th year of production, the Almanac continues to offer Alaska’s higher education stakeholders and policy-makers a source of relevant data and content about the landscape of higher education in Alaska.

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Alaska Performance Scholarship Program Review and Recommendations Report

This 10 year program review of the Alaska Performance Scholarship delivers a comprehensive review of APS recipients, eligibility, access, and challenges. In addition to a program overview, this report also includes various recommendations to enhance and improve the reach of the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

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APS Strategic Listening Session: Alaska Performance Scholarship Program Review and Recommendations »

As our abilities to collect, share and analyze data grow, ACPE and our research partners hope to provide those stakeholders in Alaska's educational system – including students, parents, educators, administrators and policy makers – with data-backed analysis and research findings. Early efforts to provide such information are included in our reports below, as are links to a sample of our research partners' works.

Published Reports

Current Alaska Higher Education Almanac

Alaska's unique challenges in higher education and workforce training shape the alaska commission on postsecondary education's (acpe) strategic goals, and provide opportunities for innovation.
one of these challenges is connecting communities of students and education leaders with the information they need about the overall state of higher education in alaska and about postsecondary education institutions across the state. a first step towards addressing this need for timely and accessible information is acpe's alaska higher education almanac.

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Where Alaskans Go After Graduating from High School is the first product of the Alaska Education and Workforce Outcomes Data System, a cross-sector collaboration between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, the Department of Education and Early Development, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the University of Alaska. It finds that low-income and Alaska Native students are more likely to stay in Alaska than students with more social or economic mobility, and that high-achieving students are more likely to leave the state to attend out-of-state colleges.

This proof-of-concept report provides a longitudinal understanding of Alaska students' postsecondary decisions, and offers decision-makers a benchmark for strategic, effective investments in Alaska's education moving forward.