Welcome to the College of Rural and Community Development

CRCD serves the community college mission for UAF with our focus on workforce development, career and technical education and academic preparation for college. We offer certificates, associates, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs statewide. CRCD is also an integral part of the doctoral program in Indigenous Studies.

CRCD’s community campuses in Fairbanks, Bethel, Dillingham, Nome, Kotzebue, and centers in Galena, Ft. Yukon, Tok, Unalaska, McGrath, Shishmaref, Unalakleet, Togiak, King Salmon, and Delta reach 160 communities statewide. The lack of roads and infrastructure compel our faculty and staff to be creative and innovative in course design and delivery. Courses are available across the regions. Our faculty is well versed in E-live, Blackboard, and audio conference learning platforms.

Our commitment to life-long learning takes many forms. Rural Student Services and campus staff or faculty advisors can assist you with admission, registration, course requirements, degree checklists and financial aid. CRCD partners with school districts, cities, tribes, health corporations, and employers to improve learning outcomes, provide internships and scholarships, and serve on advisory councils for educational programming.

As one of seven schools and colleges that make up the University of Alaska Fairbanks, we take great pride in offering service at the point of need, regardless of location. We take great pride in our effort to provide you the academic resources you need to reach your academic goal.

News and Events

Troth Yeddha' Run for the Park is slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 at the green space located across from the UAF Museum of the North. Download a registration form or call Izzy at 474-5860.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will restructure two of its rural campuses to better serve students and meet regional needs. Beginning July 1, the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham will oversee higher education for the Aleutian and Pribilof islands region, taking over from the Fairbanks-based Interior-Aleutians Campus. Both campuses are part of UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development. IAC will continue to provide distance and place-based higher education to Interior communities. The Board of Regents changed IAC’s name to Interior Alaska Campus during its June meeting. The change will go into effect July 1.


CRCD Bookstore website has a new look and address!

The CRCD Bookstore website underwent some renovations. Go check it out!


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