About Outer Coast

Outer Coast is an emerging, two-year liberal arts college in Sitka, Alaska. We offer a transformative, community-based, and student-governed education for students from across Alaska and around the world. In fall 2024, we will launch our inaugural undergraduate program.

Our mission is to teach and inspire young people to create virtuous change in the world and in their own lives through academics, service & labor, and self-governance.

Outer Coast seeks to serve a student body that is national and international in breadth and diverse in many ways, including racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender identities, and socioeconomic status. Outer Coast emphasizes reaching students from across Alaska, particularly Alaska Natives and rural Alaskans, as well as other high-potential students from backgrounds underrepresented and underserved in American higher education.