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Associate’s Degrees in Air Transportation

1,739 Yearly Graduations
$36,000 Median Salary
$17,464 Median Debt
There are 120 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in air transport. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 32% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.0% of air transport graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Air Transport Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,739 students earned their associate's degree in air transport. This earns it the #60 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in air transport at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,541
Associate’s Degree 1,739
Basic Certificate 1,222
Master’s Degree 768
Undergraduate Certificate 168
Doctor’s Degree 10
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Air Transport Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in air transport is $36,000. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $31,700 and the high is $38,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in air transport is $17,464. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $17,816 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,583.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $181.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in air transport. About 85.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,492
Women 247
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Air Transport

The racial-ethnic distribution of air transport associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 301
White 977
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 174
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Air Transport Associate's Degree Students

There are 120 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in air transport. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

462 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for air transport majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,268 per year.

The air transport program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide awarded 462 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#2

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
103 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. San Antonio College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 103 people received their associate's degree in air transport from Mt. SAC. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#3

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
94 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Broward College. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Broward College awarded 94 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

63 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their associate's degree in air transport from TSTC. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

47 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,424 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,712 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in air transport from Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

43 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Baltimore County is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in air transport from CCBC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

41 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at SIUC. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#8

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
40 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green River College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their associate's degree in air transport from GRC. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#8

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
40 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Miami Dade College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, California
36 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Sacramento City College. Roughly 20,800 attend the school each year. The air transport program at Sacramento City College awarded 36 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#11

Community College of Beaver County

Monaca, Pennsylvania
35 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Community College of Beaver County comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Community College of Beaver County awarded 35 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah
34 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Roughly 41,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at UVU. About 6% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Cypress College

Cypress, California
31 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cypress College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Cypress College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

29 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology. About 21% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

28 Yearly Graduations
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Oregon Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. The air transport program at Central Oregon Community College awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Polk State College

Winter Haven, Florida
24 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Polk State College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in air transport. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Polk State College awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#17

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, Michigan
23 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northwestern Michigan College. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The air transport program at Northwestern Michigan College awarded 23 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

23 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,064 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in air transport from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Of these students, 22% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
22 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southern Utah University. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,006 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,574 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 associate's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Southern Utah University. About 14% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The air transport program at Sinclair Community College awarded 20 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to air transport that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Ground Transportation 122
Marine Transportation 65

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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