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 & Events
Making Strides for the Troth Yeddha' Legacy
Fifth Annual Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park Slated for 11 a.m. on Sept. 10th
The Fifth Annual Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the green space located be between the Museum of the North and the Reichardt Building on UAF campus. The 5K event is sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education and the UAF College of Rural and Community Development.
Registration is a $20 donation toward the park initiative and free to university students with a UA ID. Runners may register by mail or at Beaver Sports and the Office of the Vice Chancellor located on the fourth floor of UAF’s Brooks Building.
Rural Alaska Honors Institute graduates largest class
After six weeks of challenging academics, community service and hands-on learning, 68 Alaska Native and rural high school students graduated from the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI).
The students were recently honored during a graduation ceremony at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Former RAHI Director Jim Kowalsky was the graduation’s keynote speaker. Wilfried Zibell from Noorvik was selected as RAHI’s valedictorian and Larissa Strunk from Quinhagak and Bethel was selected as salutatorian. Kameron Reitan, from Galena and who has family from Atqasuk, is the valedictorian for RAHI Research.