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

College/University Institution Type
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

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