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Full Name Short
Name
Year
College
Started
Public
or
Private
Program
Name
Year
Prog.
Start
#
SE
A/C
#
ME
A/C
#
TP
A/C
#
TJ
A/C
Total
A/C
#
SE
Sims
#
ME
Sims
#
TP
Sims
#
TJ
Sims
Total
Sims

Arizona State University

ASU

1885

Public

Professional Flight

10

12

0

0

22

5

3

1

3

12

Auburn University

AU

1856

Public

Professional Flight Management

1941

12

2

0

0

14

4 (See Note 1)

2 (See Note 1)

0

1 (See Note 1)

0

Bowling Green State University

BGSU

1910

Public

Flight Technology and Operations

1978

6

1

0

0

7

1

1

0

0

2

Bridgewater State University

BSU

1840

Public

Aviation Science Flight Training Concentration

1981

10

1

0

0

11

1

2

0

1

4

Central Washington University

CWU

1891

Public

BS in Flight Technology, Flight Officer Specialization

0

0

Delaware State University

DSU

1891

Public

Aviation Degree, Professional Pilot Concentration

1992

9

1

0

0

10

1 (See note 2)

1 (See Note 2)

0

0

0

Delta State University

DeltaSU

1924

Public

Bachelor of Commercial Aviation - Flight Operations or Management

1981

18

3

0

0

21

2

3

1

0

6

Eastern Kentucky University

EKU

1906

Public

Professional Flight: Multi-Engine Land (MEL) Option

1983

10

3

0

0

13

1

1

0 (See Note 3)

0

2

Eastern Michigan University

EMU

1849

Public

Aviation Flight Technology

2000

8

1

0

0

9

1

0

0

0

1

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona

ERAU-D

1926

Private

B.S. in Aeronautical Science

1968

46

10

0

0

56

6

2

0

1

9

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

ERAU-P

1925

Private

B.S. in Aeronautical Science

1978

22

4

0

0

26

5

2

0

02

9

Fairmont State University

Fairmont

1865

Public

BS in Aviation Administration - Professional Flight Option

0

0

Farmingdale State University

FSC

1912

Public

BS Aeronautical Science - Professional Pilot

1993

21

1

0

0

22

3

0

0

0

3

Florida Institute of Technology

FIT

1958

Private

Aeronautical Science With Flight, or Aviation Management With Flight

1972

47

6

0

0

53

2

2

0

0

4

Hampton University

Hamptonu

1868

Private

BS in Flight Education

1985

5

1

0

0

6

2

1

1

1

5

Henderson State University

HSU

1890

Public

BS in Aviation, Professional Pilot Track

1972

15

2

0

0

17

1

2

0

0

3

Jacksonville University

JU

1934

Private

Aviation Management and Flight Operations

1983

8

2

0

0

10

2

1

0

1

4

Kansas State University at Salina

K-State at Salina

1863

Public

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology - Professional Pilot

1991

34

2

1

0

37

4

1

0

1

6

Kent State University

KSU

1910

Public

Flight Technology

23

2

0

0

25

2

2

0

0

4

LeTourneau University

LETU

1946

Private

School of Aeronautical Science

1956

11

2

0

0

13

1

1

0

0

2

Liberty University

LU

1971

Private

BS in Aeronautics, Commercial Operations Concentration

2002

18

3

1

1

23

2

1

0

1

4

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech

1894

Public

Professional Aviation

1968

13

1

0

0

14

3

2

1

0

6

Marywood University

MU

1917

Private

BBA in Aviation Management (Flight Operations Track)

2000

6

1

0

0

7

1

1

1

0

3

Middle Georgia College

MGC

1884

Public

BS in Professional Flight Management

2006

13 (See Note 2)

2

0

0

2

1

2

0

0

3

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU

1911

Public

BS in Aerospace with the Professional Pilot Concentration

1972

26

2

1

0

29

4

3

1

1

9

Minnesota State University - Mankato

MSU

1867

Public

Aviation, Professional Pilot

1979

8

2

0

0

10

1

2

0

0

3

Northwestern Michigan College

NMC

1951

Public

Associate in Applied Science in Aviation

1967

12

2

0

0

14

1

0

0

0

1

Ohio State University

OSU

1870

Public

Professional Pilot

1943

16

1

0

0

17

2

1

0

0

3

Ohio University

OU

1804

Public

BS in Aviation - Flight Education

0

0

Oklahoma State University

OkState

1890

Public

BS in Aviation Sciences, Professional Pilot Option

0

0

Polk State College

Polk

1964

Public

Professional Pilot Science

2014

8

2

0

0

10

3

3

0

0

6

Purdue University

PU

1869

Public

Professional Flight Technology

1966

20

2

0

2

24

5 (See Note 1)

1 (See Note 1)

0

2

2

Rocky Mountain College

Rocky

1878

Private

Aeronautical Science

1992

8

1

0

0

9

2

1

0

1

4

San Diego Christian College

SDCC

1970

Private

Bachelor of Science Aviation Technology

1974

9

1

0

0

10

1

0

0

0

1

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

SOSU

1909

Public

BS in Aviation, Professional Pilot Option

1969

17

1

1

0

19

1

1

0

0

2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

SIUC

1869

Public

AAS in Aviation Flight

1985

33

5

0

0

38

4

1

1

0

6

Southern Utah University

SUU

1897

Public

Aviation

--

4

2

0

0

6

0

Info Requested

0

0

0

St. Louis University

Parks College

1818

Private

BS Aeronautics, Flight Science

1931

13

2

0

0

15

4

3

1

0

8

University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA

1955

Public

BS in Aviation Technology - Professional Piloting

1971

10

1

0

0

11

1 (See note 2)

1 (See Note 2)

1

0

1

University of Central Missouri

UCM

1871

Public

BS in Technology, Professional Pilot Major

?

17

2

0

0

19

3

0

0

1

4

University of Dubuque

UDBQ

1852

Private

BS in Flight Operations (Professional Aeronautics)

1974

18

3

0

0

21

5

1

0

1

7

University of Maine - Augusta

UME

1965

Public

Bachelor of Science iin Aviation

2013

12

1

0

0

13

2

2

0

0

4

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

UMES

1886

Public

Aviation Sciences - Professional Pilot

1989

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

3

University of Nebraska at Omaha

UNO

Public

BS in Aviation, Professional Flight

0

0

University of North Dakota

UND

1883

Public

B.S. in Aeronautics, Flight Education (See Note 1)

1972

73

15

2

0

90

5

4

0

1

10

University of Oklahoma

OU

1890

Public

B.S. (Professional Pilot and Aviation Management Tracks)

1947

18

3

1

0

22

3

1

0

0

4

Walla Walla University

WWU

1892

Private

Aviation Program

1967

6

1

0

0

7

3

1

0

0

4

Western Michigan University

WMU

1903

Public

Aviation Flight Science

1939

29

6

0

0

35

2

1

0

1

4

Westminster College

Westminster

1875

Private

Flight Operations and Aviation Management

1969

13

1

0

0

14

1

1

0

1

3

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How Much Will You Spend?

Prices reflect completion through CFII and MEI (see exceptions in notes below)

School Length
of
Program
State Tuition
(In-State)
Tuition
(Out-State)
Reciprocal Tuition
(See Notes)
Room Board Flight Training Costs Books Check Rides Total
(In-State)
Total
(Out-State)
Part 141 for Flight Training

ASU 

4 Years 

AZ 

$40,624 

$101,832 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$28,000

Included

(Requested)

$3,000

(Requested)

$71,624 

$132,832 

Yes 

AU 

4 Years 

AL 

$41,696 

$112,160 

Yes (See Note 2) 

$39,968

Included

$65,000

$4,400

$350

$151,414 

$221,878 

Yes 

BGSU 

4 years 

Ohio 

$43,184 

$73,296 

No 

5,160

Included

$57,727

1,278

1,050

$108,399 

$138,511 

Yes 

BSU 

4 years 

MA 

$35,612 

$60,172 

All New England states 

$42,372

Included

$46,500

$1,500

$1,500

$127,484 

$152,044 

Yes 

CWU 

4 Years 

WA 

$34,752 

$86,004 

 

$31,332

Included

$60,120

$7,392

$133,596 

$184,848 

Yes 

DSU 

4 years 

DE 

$39,124 

$64,552 

No 

$28,598

$14,072

$49,972

(See note 1)

$131,766 

$157,194 

Yes 

DeltaSU 

4-year 

MS 

$24,448 

$24,448 

(See Note 1)  

16,800

10,832

$57,604

$1,100

0 (See Note 2)

$110,784 

$110,784 

Yes 

EKU 

4 Years 

KY 

$32,600 

$70,560 

No 

$16,360

Included

$65,000

$3,200

0 (See Note 1)

$117,160 

$155,120 

Yes 

EMU 

4 years 

MI 

$38,652 

$102,824 

Ohio 

$16,572

Included

$53,500

$800

(See Note 1)

$109,524 

$173,696 

(See Note 2) 

ERAU-D 

4 years 

FL 

$132,872 

$132,872 

Daytona State College 

$37,360

Included

$67,500

$5,600

$600

$243,932 

$243,932 

Yes 

ERAU-P 

4 years 

AZ 

$132,576 

$132,576 

No 

$39,400

Included

$5,600

0 (See Note 1)

$177,576 

$177,576 

Yes 

Fairmont 

4 Years 

WV 

$26,480 

$55,880 

 

$25,272

Included

$48,528

$100,280 

$129,680 

Yes 

FSC 

4 years 

NY 

$31,232 

$70,632 

No 

$28,000

$16,840

$68,000

$1,900

$1,800

$147,772 

$187,172 

Yes 

FIT 

4 Years 

FL 

$157,160 

$157,160 

No 

$20,800

$20,480

$58,203

$4,000

(See Note 1)

$260,643 

$260,643 

Yes 

Hamptonu 

4 Years 

VA 

$87,040 

$87,040 

No 

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2)

$51,000 (See Note 3)

$6,000

$1,000

$94,040 

$94,040 

Yes 

HSU 

4 Years 

AR 

$32,400 

$58,800 

Available if students live in the dormitory and purchase meal plans. 

$24,000

Included

$40,300

$4,800

$1,200

$102,700 

$129,100 

Yes 

JU 

4 Years 

FL 

$130,480 

$130,480 

No 

$15,000

$13,360

$67,500

$3,117

$1,350

$230,807 

$230,807 

Yes 

K-State at Salina 

4 years 

KS 

$37,400 

$83,716 

All (See note 1) 

$25,408

Included

$59,945

$3,000

$2,100

$127,853 

$174,169 

Yes 

KSU 

4 Years 

OH 

$40,048 

$72,848 

PA 

Requested

Requested

$59,300

$5,600

0 (See Note 1)

$104,948 

$137,748 

Yes 

LETU 

4 years 

TX 

$110,240 

$110,240 

No 

$35,760

Included

$51,125

$2,000

$500

$199,625 

$199,625 

Yes 

LU 

4 Years 

VA 

$80,436 

$80,436 

No 

$7,600

Included

$83,000

$2,500

$1,800

$175,336 

$175,336 

Yes 

Louisiana Tech 

4 Years 

LA 

$35,416 

$103,408 

No 

$43,200

Included

$45,000

$4,000

$2,900

$130,516 

$198,508 

Yes 

MU 

4 Years 

PA 

$130,768 

$130,168 

No 

$36,400

Included

$42,835

$4,500

$1,200

$215,703 

$215,103 

Yes (See Notes 1 & 2) 

MGC 

4 Years 

GA 

$15,560 

$43,676 

No 

$22,160

$9,880

$58,563

$3,504

-

$109,667 

$137,783 

Yes 

MTSU 

4 Years 

TN 

$32,320 

$99,232 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$30,128

Included

$35,250

$5,300

$2,800

$105,798 

$172,710 

Yes 

MSU 

4 years 

MN 

$31,344 

$62,320 

Wisconsin, (Partial) South Dakota 

$27,120

Included

$78,000

$2,500

$2,100

$141,064 

$172,040 

Yes 

NMC 

2 Years 

MI 

$12,326 

$15,804 

No 

$10,600

$5,600

$59,306

$2,500

$1.400

$90,333 

$93,811 

Yes 

OSU 

4 Years 

OH 

$40,148 

$109,460 

No 

$41,568

Included

$49,500

$5,553

-

$136,769 

$206,081 

Yes 

OU 

4 Years 

OH 

$46,192 

$82,048 

Selected Kentucky two-and four-year colleges 

$16,032

$15,342

(Requested)

$3,480

(Requested)

$81,046 

$116,902 

Yes 

OkState 

4 Years 

OK 

$31,112 

$83,912 

No 

$29,560

Included

$46,700

$3,760

$111,132 

$163,932 

Yes 

Polk 

4 Years 

FL 

$13,464  

$49,084 

N/A 

$33,356

Included

$56,000

$3,600

0 (See Note 2)

$106,420 

$142,040 

Yes 

PU 

4 Years 

IN 

$40,008 

$115,216 

No 

$35,000

Included

$9,000

$84,008 

$159,216 

Yes 

Rocky 

4 Years 

MT 

$102,968 

$102,968 

No 

$24,000

Included

$50,000

3000

(See Note 1)

$179,968 

$179,968 

Yes 

SDCC 

4 years 

CA 

$113,880 

$113,880 

No 

$33,000

Included

$62,750

$7,500

$1,350

$218,480 

$218,480 

Yes 

SOSU 

4 Years 

OK 

$23,900 

$58,452 

All (See Note 1) 

$11,040

$10,989

$30,959

$5,000

$1,200

$83,088 

$117,640 

Yes 

SIUC 

2 Years 

IL 

$26,274 

$52,780 

No 

$33,168

Included

$58,247

$4,400

-

$122,089 

$148,595 

Yes 

SUU 

2 Years 

UT 

$12,600 

$38,264 

N/A 

$13,780

Included

$79,345 (See Note 1)

$960

0 (See Note 2)

$27,340 

$53,004 

No 

Parks College 

4 Years 

MO 

$160,400 

$160,400 

No 

$42,416

Incl.

$32,445

$3,200

$2,010

$240,471 

$240,471 

Yes 

UAA 

4 Years 

AK 

$22,180 

$68,708 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$24,800

$14,400

$46,205

$4,000

$3,200

$114,785 

$161,313 

Yes 

UCM 

4 Years 

MO 

$29,288 

$55,068 

KS (See Note 1) 

$19,552

$10,280

$48,980

$1,800

(See Note 2)

$109,900 

$135,680 

Yes 

UDBQ 

4 Years 

IA 

$111,580 

$111,580 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$14,560

$12,600

$50,800

$4,000

(See Note 2)

$193,540 

$193,540 

Yes 

UME 

4 Years 

ME 

$29,792 

$66,752 

N/A 

$46,400

Included

$110,000

$1,200

0 (See Note 2)

$187,392 

$224,352 

Yes 

UMES 

4 Years 

MD 

$30,500 

$66,748 

Washington, DC residents 

$20,800

$14,200

(Requested)

$5,000

(Requested)

$70,500 

$106,748 

Yes (See Note 2) 

UNO 

4 Years 

NE 

$27,592 

$74,440 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$16,596

$3,680

$34,000

$81,868 

$128,716 

Yes 

UND 

4 Years 

ND 

$31,860 

$75,592 

(See Note 2) 

$25,328

Included

$65,619

$3,200

(See Note 3)

$126,007 

$169,739 

Yes 

OU 

4 Years 

OK 

$40,360 

$93,904 

No 

$33,528

Included

$33,653

$4,500

(See Note 1)

$112,041 

$165,585 

Yes 

WWU 

4 Yrs 

WA 

$105,520 

$105,520 

No 

$4,035

$3,183

$50,719

$1,035

$3,900

$168,392 

$168,392 

No 

WMU 

4 Years 

MI 

$42,740 

$99,668 

Students may apply for in-state residency after residing in Michigan for one consecutive year 

$33,124

Included

$59,306

$4,720

$2,450

$142,340 

$199,268 

Yes, except for CFI training 

Westminster 

4 Years 

UT 

$126,112 

$126,112 

No 

$28,776

Included

$61,200

$3,000

0 (See Note 1)

$219,088 

$219,088 

Yes 

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What Will You Accomplish?

School Avg. Log
Hours
ME A/C
Hours
ME
SIM Hours
Total Jet
A/C Hours
Total Jet
SIM Hours
Min Time
to MEI
Paid Intern
Programs
Unpaid Intern
Programs
Jumpseat
Authority
Aviation Accreditation Board International Guaranteed
Interview
Guaranteed
Job

ASU

265

50

50

0

40

30 Months 

No

Yes

ExpressJet Airlines

No

AU

325

50

10

0

20

24 Months 

(See Note 3)

(See Note 3)

No

Yes

(See Note 3)

Institutional flight instruction

BGSU

190

20

0

0

0

24 

No

No

No

No

No

No

BSU

250

10

10

0

10

48 Months 

Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

American, Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

No

Yes

Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

No

CWU

 

Yes

(See Note 1)

(See Note 1)

DSU

18

0

0

27 Months 

No

United Airlines and DuPont Corporate Aviation

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

DeltaSU

225

20

10

0

0

24 

Pinnacle, DSU Internal

(Sponsors not specified)

No

Yes

Yes (Airlines not specified)

Yes

EKU

245

110

20

0

0

42 (See Note 2) 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

EMU

320

10

0

0

0

36 months 

No

No

No

No

No

No

ERAU-D

250 (See Note 1)

30 (See Note 1)

15 (See Note 1)

0

20 (See Note 1)

18 (See Note 1) 

Yes (Contact institution for current airline participants)

Yes (Contact institution for current airline participants)

Yes (See Note 2)

Yes

No

No

ERAU-P

225

30

4

0

5

36 

Yes / AA, SWA, ASA, Cape Air, Delta, Continental, JetBlue, UPS, FedEx, FAA, Comair, Korean, USAir

No

Yes

American Eagle, Cape Air, AirTran, & JetBlue

No

Fairmont

 

No

FSC

280

5

0

0

0

30 months 

No

No

No

No

Colgan Airlines

Institutional Flight Instruction

FIT

260 (See Note 2 )

50

8

0

0

24 Months 

Cape Air Nantucket, Chattauqua, Jet Blue, Miami Air International and Spirit Airlines

Air Tran, American, American Eagle, ASA, Comair, Express Jet, Delta, Kenya and Primaris

No

Yes

(See Note 3)

No

Hamptonu

350

0

0

0

0

36 Mos. (See Note 3) 

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

HSU

263

25

7

0

0

30 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

JU

300

25

5

0

10

25 Months 

Delta

American, Cape Air & ExpressJet

No

Yes

ExpressJet

ExpressJet

K-State at Salina

300

20

10

0

10

18 Months 

American & American Eagle

American & American Eagle

No

Yes

No

No

KSU

238

10

0

0

0

36 Months 

Interns only

Yes

Institutional flight instruction

LETU

190

30

20

0

0

36 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

No

LU

225

25

20

0

20

24 Months 

No

No

No

No

Yes (Airlines not specified)

Institutional flight instruction

Louisiana Tech

275

10

8

10

0

36 Months 

No

American Eagle & Southwest Airlines

No

Yes

No

(See Note 2)

MU

220

15

10

0

0

24 Months 

Delta Connection and USAirways/Express Airlines

0

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

MGC

271

14

10

0

0

18 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

No

MTSU

190 (See Note 2)

25

25

0

0

30 Months 

No

State of Tennessee

No

Yes

No

No

MSU

280

50

30

0

0

24 months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional Flight Instruction

NMC

225

16

0

0

0

20 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

OSU

225

15

6

0

0

36 Months 

0

(See footnote)

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction.

OU

 

No

OkState

 

Yes

Polk

315

15

5

0

0

N/A 

0

0

--

No

No

No

PU

10

5

10

50

24 Months 

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2)

No

Yes

No

No

Rocky

220

15

3

0

30

30 Months 

Alaska, Allegiant, Horizon & SkyWest Airlines

No

No

Yes

No

No

SDCC

250

8

0

0

0

48 Months 

1

0

0

No

No

Yes

SOSU

300

25

5

0

0

36 Months 

0

American Airlines

No

Yes

No

No

SIUC

257

50

2

0

0

42 Months 

American, Cape Air, Delta, Mesa, UPS

American

No

Yes

No

No

SUU

Info Requested

50

0

0

0

24 Months 

0

0

N/A

No

No

No

Parks College

185

15

10

0

0

20 

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines

Saudia

No

Yes

Yes (Contact institution for current airline participants)

Institutional Flight Instructor

UAA

250

20

5

0

0

30 Months 

No

No

No

No

Yes, with PenAir

Institutional flight instruction

UCM

290

20

0

0

9

(See Note 3) 

No

No

No

Yes

American Eagle and Trans States Airlines

Institutional flight instruction

UDBQ

260

45

3

0

30

15 Months 

American Airlines, UPS & Ryan Air

American & American Eagle

No

Yes

American Eagle Airlines

No

UME

--

--

--

0

0

36 Months 

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

No

No

UMES

300

10

10

0

0

18 Months 

0

US Air Express

No

No

No

No

UNO

 

Yes

Institutional flight instruction

UND

235

40.5 (See Note 4)

18 (See Note 4)

0

29

24 Months 

Delta and JetBlue Airlines

Alaska, American, ExpressJet and Southwest Airlines

No

Yes

Cape Air, JetBlue, ExpressJet & Delta

No

OU

283

20

2

0

0

36 Months 

American & Southwest Airlines

(See Note 2)

No

Yes

(See Note 3)

No

WWU

550

50

15

0

0

21 

0

0

No

No

No

No

WMU

235

60

25

0

45 (See Note 1)

21 Months 

American, Southwest, & United Airlines; and Amway, Duncan Aviation & Northern Jet Management

(See Note 2)

Yes (See Note 3)

Yes

(See Note 4)

No

Westminster

280

20

0

0

12.5

36 Months 

0

American, Delta and Skywest Airlines

No

Yes

No

No

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Notes:

The information in this section is provided by each college. All dollar amounts are estimated.

ASU:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. (1) Reduced tuition rates are available to students that are residents of bordering states. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs offered. Contact: Mary Niemczyk, Mary.Niemczyk@asu.edu,(480)727-1595.

AU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of April, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Additional airman certificate/rating training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Full motion simulators are SE-, ME- and TJ-configurable from. (2) Auburn Univ. participates in the Academic Common Market allowing in-state enrollment of selected non-residents from Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. (3) Internship, airline interview, and employment opportunities exist (“guarantees” are subject to qualifying criteria). (4) An AABI-accredited BS Aviation Management degree program is also available. On-campus Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs offered. Contact: James Birdsong, jgb0013@auburn.edu, (334) 844-4911.

BGSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of April,2016. On-campus ROTC Programs: Air Force and Army. Contact: Christine Doering, cdoering@bgsu.edu,(419)372-9457.

BSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. Contact: Michael Farley, mfarley@bridgew.eduGregory, (508) 531-2366.

CWU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of May 2016. Current flight training program and equipment details requested. (1) CWU conducts a direct hire program with Horizon Airlines. On-campus Air Force ROTC Program offered. Contact: Jason Underhill, Jason.underhill@cwu.edu, (509)963-2300.

DSU:  Delaware State University is an Historically Black College/University (HCBU). The tuition and flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. (1) Designated examiner checkrides cost $300-500 each; (2) Purchase pending for a non-motion convertible single- or multi-engine simulator. On-campus Air Force ROTC program offered. Contact: Hans Reigle,(302)857-6979 hreigle@desu.edu

DeltaSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of January, 2016. (1) A single flat tuition rate applies to all students, resident and non-resident. (2) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. Contact: julie Speakes, jspeakes@deltastate.edu, (662) 846-4205.

EKU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of January, 2016. (1) DPE and FAA written exam fees are included in flight training costs. (2) Minimum flight training time ranges from 36-48 months. FAR 61.160-qualified program graduates may also be accorded reduced Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) aeronautical experience consideration. (3) EKU's two simulators can be configured for both recip and turboprop training. On-campus ROTC Program: Air Force. Contact: Tony.Adams@eku.edu, (859) 622-1014

EMU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of March, 2016. (1) Check ride charges are $350 per ride. (2) CFR 141 provisions are applicable to commercial and instrument training only. (3) A BS Aviation Management Technology degree program is also offered. On-campus ROTC Program: Air Force. Contact: Philip Tartalone, ptartalone@emich.edu, (734) 487-1161.

ERAU-D:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of July, 2016. (1) ERAU-D conducts a three-track flight training program: Single-engine, Multi-engine and Blended. The number of hours logged in each type of aircraft/simulator is dependent on the track chosen. (2) Jumpseat authority is controlled by intern-employing airlines. On-campus ROTC Programs: Air Force, Army and Navy. Contact: michael Coman, coman5yj@erau.edu

ERAU-P:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. (1) ERAU-P does not levy check ride charges as it has self-examining authority. (2) A helicoper program through CFI, and AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree programs are also available. On-campus ROTC Programs: Air Force and Army (Air Force ROTC programs are included in the Aeronautical Science Degree Track); the institution also works closely with the USMC and USN re: their Bachelor Degree Direct Commissioning paths). Contact: Bryan.Dougherty@erau.edu.

Fairmont:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training program and cost data requested. On-campus Air Force ROTC program offered. Contact: Donald Trisel,(304) 367-4844,dtrisel@fairmontstate.edu.

FSC:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of May, 2016. On-campus ROTC Program: Air Force. Contact: Jeanne Radigan, Jeanne.Radigan@farmingdale.edu, (631) 402-2445.

FIT:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of March, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Additional airman certificate/rating training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Check ride fees are not charged if training is conducted under 14 CFR Part 141. (2) Total logged hours shown presume training under 14 CFR Part 141. (3) American Eagle and ExpressJet guarantee interviews for students in FIT's Fast Track and Pathway Programs respectively. ExpressJet hires are guaranteed an interview with Delta after acquiring 1-2 years' experience. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Army ROTC program offered. Contact: Nicholas Galli, ngalli@fit.edu, (321) 674-7369.

Hamptonu:  Hampton University is an Historically Black College/University (HCBU) The tuition and flight training cost figures are current as of January, 2015. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Multi-engine Rating or Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)requirements. Additional flight instructor certification training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (2) The reported tuition figure includes room, board and fees. (3) The reported flight training times and costs are predicated on the attainment of single engine-only CFI certification. Multi-engine training is available at additional cost. (4) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. On-campus ROTC Programs: Army, Navy. Contact: Margaret Browning, margaret.browning@hamptonu.edu, (757)727-5418.

HSU:  The tuition and flight training cost figures shown are current as of July, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. Contact: Nathan Bradshaw, bradshawn@hsu.edu,(870) 230-5012.

JU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of July, 2016. Flight training is out-sourced to a local vocational provider and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and CFI-Instrument requirements. CFI-Multi-engine training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. AABI-accredited non-pilot baccalaureate programs are also offered. JU's on-campus Navy ROTC program includes an articulated flight training track for selected Navy and Marine Corps cadets. Contact: Capt. Matthew Tuohy, (904) 256-7894, mtuohy@ju.edu

K-State at Salina:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of June, 2016. (1) In-state tuition authorization is awarded on the basis of merit or legacy student status. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Bill Gross, bgross@KSU.edu, (785) 826-2972.

KSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)and CFI-Instrument requirements. CFI-Multi-engine training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Check ride costs are included in course fees. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also available. On-campus Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs offered. Contact: Maureen McFarland, (330) 672-9827, mmcfarl2@kent.edu.

LETU:  LeTourneau is an interdenominational Christian university. The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of January, 2015. Contact: Lauren Bitikofer, LaurenBitkofer@letu.edu, (903) 759-8811.

LU:  Liberty University is a Christian institution. The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of August, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI), CFI-Instrument and CFI-Multi-engine requirements. On-campus Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered. Contact: James Molloy, (434) 582-7470, jmolloy@liberty.edu

Louisiana Tech:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) requirements. Additional airman certificate/rating training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. (2) Institutional flight instructor positions available to exemplary students. On-campus Air Force ROTC program offered. Contact: Jordan Lyons, (318) 257-2691, jlyons@latech.edu

MU:  Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university. The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of June, 2016. (1) Flight training is out-sourced to a local vocational provider, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Instrument Rating requirements. Multi-engine training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. Contact: Joseph McDonald, jmcdonald@maryu.marywood.edu, (570) 348-6274 X2350.

MGC:  The tuition and degree-required airplane flight training cost figures shown are current as of November, 2016. (1) MGC also offers a BS/BA degree in Helicopter Flight Management, and AAS/Certificate Flight Technology-Airplane/-Helicopter programs. (2) The institution's training fleet includes three rotary wing aircraft. Contact: Gene.Behrends@mga.edu, (478) 374-6413

MTSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of January, 2015. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) MTSU participates in the Academic Common Market allowing in-state enrollment of selected Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia residents. (2) MTSU employs the FAA-approved FITS syllabus wherein Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-engine certificates/ratings are awarded based on proficiency. Accordingly, reduced training hours are common. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. An on-campus Army ROTC program is offered. Contact: P. Mosey, pmosey@mtsu.edu, (615) 890-5755.

MSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of June, 2016. On-campus ROTC Program: Army. Contact: Thomas Peterson, Thomas.Peterson@mnsu.edu, (507) 389-5094.

NMC:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. Contact: Al Laursen, alaursen@nmc.edu, (231) 995-2911.

OSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Multi-engine Rating or , Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) requirements. CFI-Instrument and CFI-Multi-engine training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. Unpaid local, regional and national internship opportunities possible across the industry segments. On-campus Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs offered. Contact: Brian Strzempkowski, aviation@osu.edu, (614) 292-0816.

OU:  The tuition and lodging figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Program details and cost figures are requested. On-campus Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered. Contact: Bryan Branham, branham@ohio.edu,(740)597-2657.

OkState:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating and Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)requirements. CFI-Instrument and CFI-Multi-engine training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. On-campus Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered. Contact Lance Fortney, lance.fortney@okstate. edu,(405) 744-2742.

Polk:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. (1) Two-year pilot, and two- and four-year non-pilot aviation programs are also available. (2) Check ride charges are included in flight training fees. Contact: Eric Crump, ecrump@polk.edu, (863) 298-6858

PU:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. Updated flight training cost figures are requested. (1) Configurable single- or multi-engine simulator. (2) Internship information requested. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. On-campus Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs available. Contact: John Mott, jhmott@purdue.edu, (765) 494-2686.

Rocky:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of March, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI), CFI-Instrument and CFI-Multi-engine requirements. (1) Check ride costs average $375 each. There is no charge for FAA-administered CFI check rides. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Air Force ROTC program offered. Contact: Dan Hargrove, hargrovd@rocky.edu, (406)657-1060.

SDCC:  SDCC is a religious (Christian) institution. The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Contact: Denis Breslin, Denis.Breslin@sdcc.edu, (619) 201-8758.

SOSU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of March, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and CFI-Instrument requirements. CFI-Multiengine training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) First-time SOSU students receive a 100% non-resident tuition waiver for the first two semesters. Subsequent semesters, students may receive variable non-resident tuition waivers based on their grade point average. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: George Jacox, gjacox@se.edu, (580)745-3245.

SIUC:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Flight training coursework and costs are possibly in need of updating. SIUC also offers non-pilot baccalaureate degree program(s)in Aviation Management. Contact: John Voges, (618) 453-9244, jvoges@siu.edu

SUU:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current fixed-wing flight training cost figures are requested. (1) Check ride charges are included in flight training fees. On-campus ROTC Program: Air Force. Contact: Sean Heiner, SeanHeiner@suu.edu, (435) 865-8067

Parks College:  Tuition and flight training costs are based on institution-reported figures, and are current as of December, 2016. AABI-accedited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree programs are also offered. On-campus Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered. Contact: Stephen Magoc, magocsg@slu,(314)977-8333

UAA:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of July, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Additional flight instructor certification training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Students from AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA and WY are eligible for resident tuition plus 50%. (2) Two of the non-turbo simulators are configurable for either single- or multi-engine training. On-campus Army ROTC program offered. Contact: Ralph Gibbs, (907) 786-7208, drgibbs@uaa.alaska.edu

UCM:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of Febuary, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Students from 10 contiguous counties in Kansas pay the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees. (2) Check ride charges are $200-250 per ride depending on examiner and certificate/rating sought. (3) Students have obtained MEI certification in as little as 230 hours. (4) The university conducts a bridge program with American Eagle and Trans States Airlines. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Tony Monetti, tmonetti@ucmo.edu,(660)543-4969.

UDBQ:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of March, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) UDBQ is a participant in the Council of Independent College's Tuition Exchange Program (CIC–TEP) and accepts, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC–TEP institutions. (2) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Army ROTC program offered. Contact: Steven Accinelli,(563) 589-3811, SAccinel@dbq.edu

UME:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested.(1) The institution expects to expand to facilities at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Housing will be available there beginning in the fall of 2016. Flight training will be at that facility, allowing students to fly and live at the location. (2) Check ride charges are included in cited flight training costs. Contact: Gregory Jolda, gregj@maine.edu, (207) 621-3278

UMES:  UMES is designated as an Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. (2) The institution owns no aircraft and conducts its flight training program under an FBO contract. Contact: Chris Hartman, chartman@umes.edu,(410)651-8317.

UNO:  The tuition figures shown are current as of May, 2016. Current flight training program and equipment details requested. (1) Reduced out-of-state tuition is available to residents of KS, MI, MN, MO and ND. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also available. On-campus Air Force ROTC Program offered. Contact: Dr. Scott Tarry, starry@unomaha.edu, (402) 321-5449.

UND:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and CFI-Instrument requirements. CFI-Multi-engine training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Two BS pro-pilot majors, each with its own web page, are offered. (2) Reduced tuition rates are available through the Western Undergraduate Exchange and the Midwestern Higher Education Consortium to residents of AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI and WY. (3) UND does not levy check ride charges as it has self-examining authority. (4) Aircraft & simulator hour figures include training through MEI. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Air Force and Army ROTC programs offered. Contact: K. Polovitz, polovitz@aero.und.edu, (701) 777-3561.

OU:  The tuition and flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. Flight instructor certification training is also available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Check ride charges are included in flight instruction fees. (2) Numerous unpaid internship opportunities are available to students in the program on a competitive basis. (3) Interviews with American Eagle is guaranteed upon graduation for students satisfying the minimum criteria. On-campus ROTC Programs: Air Force, Army, Navy. Contact: Shelly Ainsworth, sainsworth@ou.edu,(405)325-7017.

WWU:  WWU is a Seventh-Day Advocate Church-governed institution. The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. Contact: Michael C. Gref, michael.gref@wallawalla.edu, (509) 527-2323

WMU:  The tuition and degree-required flight training cost figures shown are current as of February, 2016. Flight training is conducted in-house, and includes flight and simulator coursework in fulfillment of FAA Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating requirements. CFR Part 61 flight instructor certification training is available on an optional, extra-cost basis. (1) Jet simulation time is an extra-cost course option. (2) Unpaid intern programs available with American Eagle, ExpressJet and Johnson Controls. (3) Jump seat authority requires internship enrollment. (4) Guaranteed interviews for selected students with American, American Eagle, Delta, ExpressJet and SkyWest airlines. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also available. On-campus Army ROTC program offered. Contact: T. Thinnes, tom.thinnes@wmich.edu, (269) 964-5768

Westminster:  The tuition figures shown are based on National Center for Education Statistics data. Current flight training cost figures are requested. (1) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. Contact: bmcqueen@westminstercollege.edu, (801) 832-2923.

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