In 1987, the Interior-Aleutians Campus was created by a University of Alaska Fairbanks restructuring process which expanded to include rural areas and produced the College of Rural and Community Development. The Interior-Aleutians Campus became one of five rural campuses within the college.
The Interior-Aleutians Campus is unique among these campuses because it is decentralized throughout the Interior and part of the Aleutian chain. The campus is made up of six former Rural Education Centers. They each serve as the hub of educational services for the surrounding villages.