Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

2022 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region

12 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
1,162 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded
$66,775 Avg Early-Career Salary
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #101 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 12 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Combined, these schools handed out 1,162 degrees in aerospace and aeronautical engineering to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering School

Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region The aerospace engineering program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools in the Great Lakes Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering in the Great Lakes Region

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the aerospace engineering degree levels they offer.

10 Top Great Lakes Region Schools in Aerospace Engineering

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
221 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Michigan - Ann Arbor if you want to pursue a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. U-M is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. A Best Schools rank of #40 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were roughly 221 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent data year. Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering degree recipients from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor receive an earnings boost of about $10,425 above the typical earnings of aerospace and aeronautical engineering majors.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
34 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Notre Dame if you wish to pursue a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 34 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
410 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Purdue University - Main Campus is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Purdue is a fairly large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 410 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
139 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in aerospace and aeronautical engineering has to look into University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 139 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, aerospace engineering degree recipients usually earn an average of $66,200 in their early careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$26,974 Median Student Debt

Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cleveland. A Best Schools rank of #159 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the aerospace engineering program report average early career income of $60,300.

More information about a degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering from Case Western Reserve University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
92 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Ohio State is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Columbus. A Best Schools rank of #186 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 92 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the aerospace engineering program earn around $62,700 for their early career.

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#7

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In OH

UDayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Dayton. This university ranks 7th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 16 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UDayton in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
$21,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 14th out of 102 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 26 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at Illinois Tech in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
85 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

UC is a very large public university located in the large city of Cincinnati. This university ranks 16th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 85 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at UC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the aerospace engineering program report average early career income of $64,700.

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#10

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
50 Aerospace Engineering Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 17th out of 67 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 50 aerospace and aeronautical engineering students who graduated with this degree at WMU in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the aerospace engineering program report average early career earnings of $62,000.

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Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 247
Ohio 303 319
Illinois 299 222
Indiana 283 343

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One of 40 majors within the Engineering area of study, Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Aerospace Engineering Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 1,162

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 8,294
Electrical Engineering 4,951
Computer Engineering 2,932
Civil Engineering 2,713
Chemical Engineering 2,383
Industrial Engineering 1,967
Biomedical Engineering 1,765
General Engineering 1,620
Materials Engineering 781
Agricultural Engineering 584

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ian3055.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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