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2021 Best Air Transportation Schools

44 Colleges
$41,937 Avg Salary
$23,295 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Air Transportation School for You

Air Transportation is the #117 most popular major in the country with 8,449 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Air Transportation Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 44 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Air Transportation Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Air Transportation Colleges.

Top 10 Best Air Transportation Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide the best school in the United States for air transportation students. Located in the small city of Daytona Beach, Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Air Transportation Schools list. Embry Riddle Daytona Beach is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Daytona Beach.

While working on their degree, air transport majors at Embry Riddle Daytona Beach accumulate an average of around $27,668 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $305.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott is a great place for air transportation students. Embry Riddle Prescott is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Prescott.

While working on their degree, air transport majors at Embry Riddle Prescott accumulate an average of around $32,770 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $366.

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Out of the 44 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of North Texas landed the # 4 spot on the list. UNT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denton.

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#5

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Kansas State University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Air Transportation Schools list. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public school with a very large student population.

Air Transport majors at K - State take out an average of $24,436 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best air transportation programs. Located in the small city of Grand Forks, UND is a public college with a large student population.

On average, air transport graduates from UND take out $22,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

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Utah Valley University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Air Transportation Schools list. UVU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Orem.

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#8

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, MI

Northwestern Michigan College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Air Transportation Schools list. NMC is a small public school located in the remote town of Traverse City.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

With a ranking of #9, Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for air transportation students. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best air transportation programs. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a large public school located in the city of Mankato.

While working on their degree, air transport majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato accumulate an average of around $22,500 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

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Air Transportation by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Air Transportation is one of 3 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Air Transport

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ground Transportation 18,786
Marine Transportation 1,520
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 11

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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