2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Aviation Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 12 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in aviation programs. The University of Central Missouri, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $5,854 per year. Second-ranked Delta State University is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $6,255. Classes include Air Traffic Administration, Air Transportation, Applied Meteorology, Aviation Safety, Human Factors, and Multi-Engine Flight.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in aviation degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of Central Missouri $5,854
# 2 #2 Delta State University $6,255
# 3 #3 Florida Tech-Online $9,000
# 4 #4 University of North Dakota $9,405
# 5 #5 Capitol Technology University $10,506
# 6 #6 Purdue University - Main Campus $11,625
# 7 #7 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide $11,713
# 8 #8 Thomas Edison State University $12,024
# 9 #9 Middle Tennessee State University $13,428
# 10 #10 Lewis University $14,400
# 11 #11 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $14,898
# 12 #12 Kent State University at Kent $21,952
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,854
Annual Tuition: $5,854
Annual Tuition: $5,854
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 394
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 748
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 543-4111

Example Classes: Aircraft Accident Investigation, Airport Planning & Design, Aviation Safety Program Management, Aviation Systems Safety & Risk Management, Current Literature & Research in Safety

#2
#2

Delta State University

Cleveland (MS)
Annual Tuition: $6,255
Annual Tuition: $6,255
Annual Tuition: $6,255
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 148
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 466
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 846-3000

Example Classes: Air Traffic Administration, Air Transportation, Applied Meteorology, Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Multi-Engine Flight

#3
#3

Florida Tech-Online

Melbourne (FL)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,474
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 836
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (321) 674-8000

Example Classes: Aviation Accident Investigation, Aviation Security, Corporate Aviation Operations and Management, Human Factors in Man-Machine Systems, Impact of Aviation on Human Physiology, Situational Awareness and Decision-Making

#4
#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $9,405
Annual Tuition: $9,405
Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,867
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Airline Labor Relations and Law, Aviation Economics, Aviation Management Theory, Ethics in Aerospace, General issues in Aviation/Aerospace, Survey of Space Studies

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $10,506
Annual Tuition: $10,506
Annual Tuition: $10,506
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 100
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 291
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (301) 369-2800

Example Classes: Airline Management, Aviation Cybersecurity Management, Aviation Financial and Contract Management, Impact of Emerging Technology on Aviation, Organizational Behavior in the Aviation Environment

#6
#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette (IN)
Annual Tuition: $11,625
Annual Tuition: $11,625
Annual Tuition: $11,625
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 80%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1410
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 494-4600

Example Classes: Aviation Leadership, Human Error and Safety, Management and Design of Instructional Systems, Operational Assessment and Improvement, Transportation Security

#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $11,713
Annual Tuition: $11,713
Annual Tuition: $11,713
  • Online Degrees: 25
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 20%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,803
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,398
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (800) 522-6787

Example Classes: Air Traffic Control Human Factors, Aviation /Aerospace Accident Investigation and Analysis, Aviation/Aerospace Psychology, Aviation/Aerospace Safety Program Management, International Aviation Policy, Unmanned Aerospace Systems Operations and Payloads

#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $12,024
Annual Tuition: $12,024
Annual Tuition: $12,024
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 696
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

Example Classes: Aviation Economics and Fiscal Management, Aviation Safety and Security Programs Management, Data Analytics for the Aviation Industry, Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in Aviation

#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $13,428
Annual Tuition: $13,428
Annual Tuition: $13,428
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,015
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 619
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 898-2300

Example Classes: Airport Design, Anthropometric Factors in Accident Prevention, Aviation History, Environmental Policy, International Aviation Systems, Safety Technology and Engineering

#10
#10

Lewis University

Romeoville (IL)
Annual Tuition: $14,400
Annual Tuition: $14,400
Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 300
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (815) 838-0500

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

#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $14,898
Annual Tuition: $14,898
Annual Tuition: $14,898
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 803
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Aviation Security, Aerospace Executive Decision Making, Aerospace Law, Ethics in Aviation, Historical Significance of Aviation, Space Science

#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $21,952
Annual Tuition: $21,952
Annual Tuition: $21,952
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,859
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,094
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (330) 672-3000

Example Classes: Air Cargo Security, Aviation Industry Contract Management, Human Error Analysis in Aviation, Individual Investigation in Aeronautics, Legal and Regulatory Issues for Air Cargo Management, Weather for Aviation Logistics Planning