2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Aviation Degrees

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All of these 17 schools offering online degrees in aviation have annual tuitions under $30,000. Of the 17 schools, 11 have annual tuitions of $15,000 or less. Our most affordable school, University of Central Missouri, offers a Master of Science in Aviation Safety for only $5,184 per year. Students seeking online associate, bachelor's, master's, or certificate programs can find a variety of affordable degree options at the schools on this list.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online aviation degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable aviation schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Aviation Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $5,184 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Delta State University Annual Tuition $7,698 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Naval Postgraduate School Annual Tuition $9,000 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,202 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $10,950 Aviation Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#6 #6 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $11,250 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $11,360 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $12,270 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#9 #9 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $12,901 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Lewis University Annual Tuition $13,860 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Utah Valley University Annual Tuition $15,000 Aviation Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#12 #12 Florida Tech Annual Tuition $15,300 Aviation Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#13 #13 Everglades University Online Annual Tuition $16,648 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#14 #14 Purdue University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $18,802 Aviation Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Saint Louis University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $18,900 Aviation Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Annual Tuition $21,880 Aviation Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#17 #17 University of Washington - Seattle Annual Tuition $29,097 Aviation Degrees: Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $5,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Aircraft Accident Investigation; Airport Planning & Design; Aviation Safety Program Management; Aviation Systems Safety & Risk Management; Current Literature & Research in Safety

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,698
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Air Traffic Administration; Air Transportation; Applied Meteorology; Aviation Safety; Human Factors; Multi-Engine Flight

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Capability Engineering; Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation; System Integration and Development; Systems Architecting and Design; Systems Suitability
  • Annual Tuition: $9,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Airport Operations; Aviation Law; Aviation Safety and Human Factors; Contemporary Issues in Aviation; FAA Regulations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law; Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course; Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective; Aviation Work Force Management in a Global Environment; Intelligence Collection and Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Airplane Aerodynamics; Aviation Weather; Commercial Flight; Corporate & Business Aviation; Multi-Engine Theory & Advanced Aircraft Systems; Turbine Engines & Jet Transport

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Airport Operations and Management; Aviation Human Factors; Aviation Management; Aviation Safety Factors; Aviation Safety Management Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Marketing; Business and Corporate Aviation; Diversity in Aviation; History of Aviation and Aerospace; Introduction to Airport Administration

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,901
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Airline Labor Relations and Law; Aviation Economics; Aviation Management Theory; Ethics in Aerospace; General issues in Aviation/Aerospace; Survey of Space Studies

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in the Aviation and Transportation Industry; Planning Strategically for Aviation and Transportation Projects; Quality Management Systems for Aviation and Transportation Safety; Regulation of the Aviation and Transportation Industry; Research Methods and Applications in Aviation and Transportation; Topics in Aviation and Transportation

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    21st Century Avionics; Aircraft Incident and Emergency Management; Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation; High Altitude Navigation/ International Flight Operations; Personal Finance for Aviation Professionals; Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Aerodynamics; Air Transportation Management; Airport Design; Aviation Business Simulation; Aviation Planning; National Airspace System
  • Annual Tuition: $16,648
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Airline Management; Aviation Insurance and Risk Management; Computer Aviation Operations; FBO and Flight School Management; History of Aviation; Physiology of Flight

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $18,802
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Leadership; Human Error and Safety; Management and Design of Instructional Systems; Operational Assessment and Improvement; Transportation Security
  • Annual Tuition: $18,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Air Carrier Operations; Aviation Physics with Lab; Economics of Air Transportation; International Aviation; Professional Ethics and Standards; Safety Management Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $21,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Aircraft Systems for Maintenance; Advanced Gas Turbine Engines; Avionics Circuit; Avionics Line Maintenance; Rotocraft Design Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $29,097
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Methods for Aerospace Engineering; Classical Control Theory; Dynamics, Stability, & Control of Vehicles; Estimation Theory; Linear Systems Theory; Multivariable Control
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