Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

2021 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

44 Colleges
4,887 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,042 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsIn 2018-2019, 4,887 people earned their bachelor's in aerospace and aeronautical engineering, making the major the #78 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking, we looked at 44 colleges that offer a bachelor's in aerospace engineering. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the aerospace and aeronautical engineering program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying aerospace engineering.

Top 10 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's aerospace and aeronautical engineering ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. Georgia Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list.

About 1.3% of Georgia Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 9,852 students at Georgia Tech are exclusively online. About 11,859 of the students at Georgia Tech are attending part time.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach also made our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list, coming in at #3.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. Approximately 32 students take at least one class online at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. 480 of Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach students are attending part time. Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #3 school in this year's rankings. U-M is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, U-M has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ranking.

The student loan default rate at U-M is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. 2,376 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado Boulder as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a very large student population. CU - Boulder not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list.

The student loan default rate at CU - Boulder is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,234 students take at least one class online at CU - Boulder. About 5,951 of the students at CU - Boulder are attending part time. CU - Boulder does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Rolla. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Missouri University of Science and Technology has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ranking.

The student loan default rate at Missouri University of Science and Technology is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,028 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology that take at least one class online. 1,484 students are part time. Missouri University of Science and Technology does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,608 students at Texas A&M College Station that take at least one class online. 9,459 of Texas A&M College Station students are attending part time. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UF is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

About 1.5% of UF students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. There are roughly 8,083 part time students in attendance at UF. UF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, Virginia Tech is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. 2,711 students are part time.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern California. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. USC also made our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list, coming in at #8.

About 1.6% of USC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 6,707 students at USC are exclusively online. About 6,358 of the students at USC are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at Penn State University Park is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. About 1,670 of the students at Penn State University Park are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering by Region

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Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering is one of 38 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 47,222
Electrical Engineering 31,041
Civil Engineering 21,795
Computer Engineering 15,694
Chemical Engineering 14,363

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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