2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Aviation Degrees

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This list of schools represents the 17 most affordable options for online aviation degrees. Five schools have annual tuition rates under $10,000, and the average tuition of all schools is $12,189 per year. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus comes in first place with an annual tuition of only $5,763. ENMU offers both a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science. Available courses include Airport Operations, Aviation Safety and Human Factors, and Contemporary Issues in Aviation. Clayton State University comes in a close second place with an annual tuition of $6,060.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $5,763
#2 #2 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,060
#3 #3 Utah Valley University Annual Tuition $7,977
#4 #4 Lynn University Annual Tuition $8,850
#5 #5 Hampton University Annual Tuition $9,300
#6 #6 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Annual Tuition $10,800
#7 #7 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $11,005
#8 #8 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#9 #9 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Annual Tuition $11,815
#10 #10 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,090
#11 #11 Andrews University Annual Tuition $12,245
#12 #12 Western Michigan University Annual Tuition $13,752
#13 #13 Florida Tech Annual Tuition $15,427
#14 #14 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $16,050
#15 #15 Texas A & M University-Central Texas Annual Tuition $16,822
#16 #16 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Annual Tuition $17,270
#17 #17 Troy University Annual Tuition $20,280
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Airport Operations; Aviation Law; Aviation Safety and Human Factors; Contemporary Issues in Aviation; FAA Regulations
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Labor Relations; Aviation Safety; Fleet Planning and Scheduling; Leadership in the Aviation Industry
  • Annual Tuition: $7,977
  • 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: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Operations Management; Aviation Technologies; Global Aviation Regulations and Law
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Airport Finance; Airport Planning; Aviation Legislation; Concepts of Air Transportation Utilization; Economics/Airport Finance/Air Transportation; Homeland Security
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Airline Management; Aviation Labor Relations; Aviation Law; Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods; Management of Airline Production and Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,005
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Airport Operations and Management; Aviation Human Factors; Aviation Management; Aviation Safety Factors; Aviation Safety Management Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Airplane Aerodynamics; Aviation Weather; Commercial Flight; Corporate & Business Aviation; Multi-Engine Theory & Advanced Aircraft Systems; Turbine Engines & Jet Transport
  • Annual Tuition: $11,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Aerospace Business and Industry Financial Practices; Aerospace Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance Practices; Aerospace Supply Chain Logistics; Aviation Maintenance Shop Operations; Avionics Communication and Navigation Systems Transition; Reliability, Maintainability and Fault Prediction Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $12,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law; Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course; Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective; Aviation Work Force Management in a Global Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $12,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Aircraft Assembly, Rigging and Inspections; Aircraft Electrical Systems; Aircraft Propellers and Engine Inspections; Federal Regulations, Publications, Forms and Records; Powerplant Electrical Systems; Reciprocating Engine Systems and Overhaul

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,752
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Aircraft Powerplants Laboratory; Aviation Meteorology; Corporate Aviation Management; Crew Resource Management; International Aviation
  • Annual Tuition: $15,427
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Aerodynamics; Air Transportation Management; Airport Design; Aviation Business Simulation; Aviation Planning; National Airspace System

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Aviation Marketing; Business and Corporate Aviation; Diversity in Aviation; History of Aviation and Aerospace; Introduction to Airport Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $16,822
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Airline Management; Airports and Environmental Impact; Aviation History; Aviation Law; Certification of Airports; General Aviation and Corporate Business Aviation
  • Annual Tuition: $17,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Aircraft Systems for Maintenance; Advanced Gas Turbine Engines; Avionics Circuit; Avionics Line Maintenance; Rotocraft Design Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Factors In UAS Operations & Accidents; Legal & Ethical Considerations for UAS Operations; Principles of UAS Design; Principles of UAS Sensors & Sensing Systems; Unmanned Aerial Systems Overview
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