Ketchikan is located on the western coast of Revillagigedo Island, near the southernmost
boundary of Alaska. It is 679 miles north of Seattle and 235 miles south of Juneau.
The 2.2 million-acre Misty Fiords National Monument lies east of town. Ketchikan is
the first Alaska port of call for northbound cruise ships and State ferries.
Approximately 13,000 people share this little corner of the rainforest.
The Ketchikan campus, the oldest campus in the region, was originally established
as Ketchikan Community College in 1954. It is located in Alaska’s First City, which
regards itself as the salmon capital of the world. The campus awards both certificates
and associate degrees. Business and industry programs are delivered on this campus,
as well as a core of technical, maritime studies and other vocational courses.