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Study aviation in the USA

An in-depth guide to studying aviation in the USA as an international student

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

What do aviation experts in USA say?

  • Bruce Chase

    Bruce Chase

    LeTourneau University Chair, Flight Science Department
    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.

  • Ruedi Schubarth

    Ruedi Schubarth

    LeTourneau University Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
    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.

Top aviation programs in the USA

What are the top Aviation Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in aviation in the USA

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    Aviation Maintenance Science - BSc LeTourneau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,630 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,630 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Aviation: Professional Pilot - BSc Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Aviation Science - BAAS Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,128 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,128 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Aviation Sciences - BScA Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,544 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Aviation: Professional Pilot: Commercial Pilot Specialization - BSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,551 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in aviation in the USA

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    Aviation - Professional Pilot - AAA/AASc Hesston College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,992 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,992 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Aviation Maintenance Technology - AASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Certificate in aviation in the USA

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    Aviation Maintenance Airframe & Powerplant - Cert South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Aviation Electronics: Electronics Technician - Cert North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Student reviews for aviation in the USA

  • Ferrin Tassawwer Amith
    Sri Lanka
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    LeTourneau University Aviation
    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
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    LeTourneau University Aviation
    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.