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Master’s Degrees in Air Transportation

768 Yearly Graduations
$74,100 Median Salary
$40,728 Median Debt
There are 17 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in air transport. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 23 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.1% of air transport graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Air Transport Majors

In 2018-2019, 768 master's degrees were awarded to air transport majors. This earns it the #125 spot on the list of the most popular master'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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in air transport is $74,100. 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 $59,500 and the high is $74,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in air transport is $40,728. 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, $40,728 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $36,766.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $475.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in air transport. About 76.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 587
Women 181
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Air Transport

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 63
White 440
International Students 93
Other Races/Ethnicities 81
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Air Transport Master's Degree Students

There are 17 colleges that offer a master’s degree in air transport. Learn more about the most popular 17 below:

532 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for air transport students seekinga master's degree is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide. 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 532 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
47 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their master's degree in air transport from Purdue. Of these students, 36% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master'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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. About 30% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
21 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida Institute of Technology. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. 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, 21 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Florida Tech. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#5

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delta State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,501 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,501 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Delta State University. Of these students, 15% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of North Dakota. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 20 people received their master's degree in air transport from UND. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#7

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
19 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lewis University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their master's degree in air transport from Lewis. About 32% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Everglades University

Boca Raton, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Everglades University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 19 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
17 Yearly Graduations
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Missouri is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in air transport. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,128 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,524 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their master's degree in air transport from UCM.

#10

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middle Tennessee State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 16 people received their master's degree in air transport from Middle Tennessee State University. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their master's degree is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at OSU. Of these students, 55% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

6 Yearly Graduations

The 12th most popular school in the country for air transport majors who are seeking their master's degree is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott. 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, 6 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at Embry-Riddle Prescott.

#13

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
2 Yearly Graduations

Utah State University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in air transport. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at USU.

#14

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 Yearly Graduations

Saint Louis University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in air transport. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 master's degrees were handed out to air transport majors at SLU.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Transportation & Materials Moving 6

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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