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.

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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 and Bachelor'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: No Longer Available.
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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: HLC
  • 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
  • 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: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Marketing; Business and Corporate Aviation; Diversity in Aviation; History of Aviation and Aerospace; Introduction to Airport Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $12,901
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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)

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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

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  • 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

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,648
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • 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

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,802
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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: HLC
  • 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
  • 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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