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Bachelor’s Degrees in Air Transportation

4,541 Yearly Graduations
$39,300 Median Salary
$24,125 Median Debt
There are 101 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in air transport. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 24% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.2% of air transport graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Air Transport Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,541 bachelor's degrees were awarded to air transport majors. This earns it the #83 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in air transport is $39,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $37,200 and the high is $42,250.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in air transport is $24,125. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,437 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,125.

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The median monthly payment of a air transport graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $250.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in air transport. About 87.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,972
Women 569
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Air Transport

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 176
Black or African American 294
Hispanic or Latino 461
White 2,841
International Students 373
Other Races/Ethnicities 396
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Air Transport Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 101 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in air transport. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

916 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for air transport students seekinga bachelor's degree is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 916 people received their bachelor's degree in air transport from Embry-Riddle Worldwide. About 9% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

434 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 434 bachelor's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#3

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
223 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Liberty University. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 223 people received their bachelor's degree in air transport from Liberty University. Of these students, 6% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
220 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Dakota is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 13,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,534 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 220 people received their bachelor's degree in air transport from UND. Of these students, 12% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

180 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Each year, around 41,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 people received their bachelor's degree in air transport from UVU. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

163 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The air transport program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale awarded 163 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#7

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
135 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middle Tennessee State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 21,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,946 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their bachelor's degree in air transport from Middle Tennessee State University. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#8

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
121 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Michigan University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,094 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,360 per year.

The air transport program at Western Michigan University awarded 121 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

119 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 bachelor's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Embry-Riddle Prescott. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#10

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
106 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The air transport program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 106 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
94 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lewis University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in air transport. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,270 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,400 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 bachelor's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Lewis. Of these students, 7% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kent State University at Kent. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

The air transport program at Kent State University at Kent awarded 89 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#13

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
79 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Florida Institute of Technology. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,338 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 bachelor's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Florida Tech. About 19% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

79 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in air transport. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

The air transport program at Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded 79 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

77 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

The air transport program at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus awarded 77 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

73 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Polytechnic is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,175 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The air transport program at Arizona State University - Polytechnic awarded 73 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

64 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. 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.

The air transport program at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology awarded 64 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
62 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in air transport. Roughly 12,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,542 per year.

The air transport program at Indiana State University awarded 62 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

62 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Middle Georgia State University. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 bachelor's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Middle Georgia State University. Of these students, 24% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Everglades University

Boca Raton, Florida
57 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Everglades University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in air transport. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,200 per year.

The air transport program at Everglades University awarded 57 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Marine Transportation 592
Transportation & Materials Moving 2

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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