Sheldon Jackson College

801 Lincoln Street Sitka,Alaska USA 99835 | Private University | Established 1877

About us

About Us

Sheldon Jackson College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located on Baranof Island in Sitka, Alaska. The college is operated by an independent board of trustees and remains in historical covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Sheldon Jackson College is committed to serving the needs of the Alaska Native community.

The campus community serves approximately 250 full and part time students. The 8:1 student-faculty ratio enables the students and distinguished faculty to meet in a small, personal, interactive learning environment. 

Sheldon Jackson College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and is authorized to offer courses in Alaska by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. The Teacher Education programs are certified by the National Association for State Directors of Teacher Education Colleges (NASDTEC). Academic programs include Elementary and Secondary Education, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Human Services, Outdoor Leadership, Liberal Arts, and Individualized Studies. The campus is nestled between rugged mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean, offering students an opportune environment in which to live and learn.

Mission Statement

Because of our historic commitment to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and its proclamation of the Christian message of hope and help, and

Because of our founding mission and continuing desire to serve the needs of Alaska Native peoples, and

Because of our commitment to rural Alaska,

The mission of Sheldon Jackson College is to teach and model the value of service as we provide outstanding educational programs and opportunities to the people of our region, state, nation, and the world.

Core Values 

  • Commitment to the Christian message 
  • Service to the Alaska Native community
  • Commitment to education for service, leadership, and collaboration
  • Service to all students
  • Partnerships with Sitka and other rural communities
  • Commitment to our unique geographic location.


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