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 city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very 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.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. 9,852 of Georgia Tech students are exclusively distance learners. 11,859 of Georgia Tech students 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 student loan default rate at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 32 students take at least one class online at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. There are roughly 480 part time students in attendance at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 fairly 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. About 2,376 of the students at U-M are attending part time. U-M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado Boulder as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize 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.

About 3.2% of CU - Boulder students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 medium-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 school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. Approximately 1,028 students take at least one class online at Missouri University of Science and Technology. There are roughly 1,484 part time students in attendance at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very 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. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. 9,459 students are part time. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

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. About 8,083 of the students at UF are attending part time. UF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

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 college 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 school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern California. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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. There are roughly 6,358 part time students in attendance at USC. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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.

About 4.9% of Penn State University Park students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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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