Colleges with Aviation Programs in the U.S.
Many colleges and universities offer aviation programs to train pilots and flight crew, air traffic controllers, aircraft and powerplant technicians, aeronautics and aerospace engineers, and airport managers. Learn about the top aviation schools and use these helpful tips to choose the right one for you.
How To Choose an Aviation School
First, choose regionally accredited colleges with aviation programs that include training for the career you want. If air traffic control or flying are among your serious interests, be sure to choose a program that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. The FAA may even have certified it as a 'Collegiate Training Initiative' program.
Consider the following when choosing an aviation school:
- See if the school is associated with an airport or large aviation business, since such schools tend to provide more internship opportunities.
- A school with a competitive flight team offers unparalleled opportunity for pilots, ground crew and mechanics.
10 Aviation Schools
|Arizona State University||4-year, Public|
|Miami Dade College||4-year, primarily associate's, Public|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||4-year, Public|
|Purdue University-Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|College of Southern Nevada||4-year, primarily associate's, Public|
|Liberty University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Broward College||2-year, Public|
|San Jose State University||4-year, Public|
|Mt. San Antonio College||2-year, Public|