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What types of aviation degrees can you study in the USA?

Top aviation programs in the USA

What are the top aviation undergraduate programs in the USA?

  • University of Nebraska OmahaAviation: Air Transport Administration - BS

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Omaha, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    20,469USD
  • LeTourneau UniversityMission Aviation - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Longview, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    36,340USD
  • Baylor UniversityAviation Sciences - BScA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Waco, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    54,844USD
  • Portland Community CollegeAviation Science: Airplane without Flight Instructor - AASc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep
    Program type
    Associate
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Portland, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +3 more
    Annual tuition fee
    11,000USD
  • Southern Utah UniversityAviation: Unmanned Aircraft Operator - AASc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May
    Program type
    Associate
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Cedar City, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    20,822USD

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What are the top aviation postgraduate programs in the USA?

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityBusiness Administration in Aviation - MBA

    • 2 years
    • Online
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Jun, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Aviation, Business Administration
    Location
    Daytona Beach, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +4 more
    Annual tuition fee
    10,032USD
  • Lewis UniversityAviation and Transportation: Safety - MSc

    • 20 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Romeoville, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,200USD
  • Middle Tennessee State UniversityAeronautical Science: Aviation Education - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Murfreesboro, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172USD
  • Lewis UniversityAviation and Transportation: Operations - MSc

    • 20 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Romeoville, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,200USD
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAviation (Daytona Beach Campus) - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Jun, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Aviation
    Location
    Daytona Beach, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +4 more
    Annual tuition fee
    23,120USD

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Student reviews for aviation in the USA

Ferrin Tassawwer Amith
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Studied Aviation at LeTourneau University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about studying aviation in the USA

Studying Aviation Maintenance, excellent lecturers who are helpful anytime of the day. Course structures explained brilliantly during the introduction of the initial class. Work load is quite manageable as you get used to the environment.

Eunkyeong Choi
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Studied Aviation at LeTourneau University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about studying aviation in the USA

Mission Aviation is a Flight, Mission and Mechanic program. It has the largest credit hours required and most is the expensive. But I value this because it has the greater purpose of all.

What the experts say about aviation in the USA

  • Profile of Bruce Chase
    Bruce Chase
    Bruce Chase says:

    Learning to fly airplanes in the United States provides a natural environment to develop Aviation English Proficiency. Classes and flight training are all conducted in English and there is ample opportunity to practice English outside of the training environment. Cost of flight training in the United States is often less than training in other countries.

    In addition to potential cost savings for flight training and English immersion, there is opportunity to see America and learn of its culture.

    The global need for pilots over the next 20 years is staggering. Aviation provides an excellent career opportunity and travel. As an aviation graduate, you'll be well placed for a career as a pilot for airlines or other fight operations.
  • Profile of Carlalouise Christian
    Carlalouise Christian
    Carlalouise Christian says:

    Big Bend’s AMT instructors have extensive knowledgeable backgrounds and come from various careers in the aviation field.

    Their education and experience in positions such as FAA mechanics examiner, FAA inspection authorization, and commercial airline maintenance have provided them with the skills to train you to be the best there is.

    All instruction is provided in a large, newly remodeled hangar that is filled with several aircraft and a variety of engine types including turbines and jets.

    The BBCC Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Washington State Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Upon successful completion of the AMT program, students will be eligible to complete the FAA written tests for certified aviation maintenance technicians and then sit for the oral and practical tests, all of which may be completed here at Big Bend Community College.

    BBCC has a long and rich history of providing a solid foundation to students seeking aviation-related education and training. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at BBCC is designed to prepare students for FAA airframe and power plant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers. Courses offer quality training to serious and motivated students through a structured competency-based curriculum provided by industry-experienced instructors. Instruction includes the basics of maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, the overhaul of aircraft airframes, power plants, and their related systems and components associated with general and commercial aviation. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Overall employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 14,400 openings for aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire."
  • Profile of Joshua Rickert
    Joshua Rickert
    Joshua Rickert says:

    The Boeing report estimates over 2.1 million aviation experts are needed worldwide over the next 20 years, which makes it a great area for international students to study.

    Aviation is requires English speaking and many countries do not have Aviation training facilities, and American degrees and FAA certifications are considered the best in the industry.

    As a career, technical education degree students go directly to the workforce as pilots or aviation maintenance technicians.

  • Profile of Neal Gallagher
    Neal Gallagher
    Neal Gallagher says:

    Our program produces FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, and FAA mechanic training is only available in the USA.

    Regardless of a student's citizenship if they are FAA-certificated mechanics they can work on all commercial aircraft in the USA and worldwide.

    The career outlook for aviation mechanics is very strong and growing annually.

  • Profile of Ruedi Schubarth
    Ruedi Schubarth
    Ruedi Schubarth says:

    Unmanned aircraft systems are used in a lot of exciting ways all around the world. Learning about the way they work, how to fly them, and how to maintain them is an important aspect of bringing automation into aviation.

    The United States aviation industry is often used as a standard for many other countries. Studying aviation in the USA and obtaining certificates here will provide opportunities in other countries that are still building their aviation industries.

    A degree in unmanned aircraft systems will give international students the tools they need to be leaders in the area of robotics and automated flight. They will have the tools they need to apply their knowledge to a variety of challenges. Unmanned aircraft pilots with college degrees often move into leadership roles at large companies, managing and organizing teams of pilots and maintenance personnel.