Charter College (Anchorage, Alaska)

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Charter College
Type For-profit college, provisionally accredited[1]
Established 1985
Location Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Campus Urban
Colours Blue and White
Mascot Thunder the Caribou
Website [1]

Charter College and Charter Institute are private, for-profit[2] independent institutions of higher education.

Programs are offered in healthcare, business, veterinary science, information technology, aviation and select trade careers. Charter operates campuses in five states, and offers certificates, associate and bachelor's degree, as well as online master’s. 100% online programs are available for select programs.


Charter College was founded in 1985 by Doctor Milton Byrd, former Provost at Florida International University and President of Chicago State University with a campus in Anchorage, Alaska. In the more than 30 years since they opened their doors, Charter has opened campuses in 14 additional cities and has added online degree programs, as well.

In 2016, Charter Institute was developed to bring the Charter education approach to New Mexico.


Charter College is still accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award master's degrees, bachelor of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees, certificates, and non-credit courses. It is approved to receive Title IV funding under a provisional Program Participation Agreement (PPA) for 18 months beginning December 12, 2016 while it is seeking a new federally recognized accreditor in accordance with the US Department of Education (DOE). [1]

Programs and Degrees[edit]

Charter College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs.

Programs and Degrees

Not all campuses offer all programs.


Business Office Administration

Business Administration, A.A.S.

Business Administration, B.S.

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Health Care

Allied Health, A.A.S.

Dental Assisting, Certificate

Health Care Administration, B.S.

Medical Assistant, Certificate

Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Certificate

Nursing, A.A.S.

Pharmacy Technician, Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician Course

Information Technology

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

Computer Networking Systems, A.A.S.

Computer Technician


Veterinary Assistant

Skilled Trades

Applied Technology A.A.S.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration



Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Aviation: Concentration in Fixed Wing or Rotor

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics: Concentration in Fixed Wing or Rotor



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Coordinates: 61°11′47″N 149°50′21″W / 61.19639°N 149.83917°W / 61.19639; -149.83917