Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

2021 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for Veterans

50 Colleges
5,367 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,381 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for VeteransAerospace & Aeronautical Engineering is the #78 most popular major in the country with 5,367 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2019-2020.

This year's Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Colleges for Veterans ranking looked at 50 colleges that offer a bachelor's in aerospace engineering. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the aerospace and aeronautical engineering program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Aerospace Engineering Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying aerospace engineering.

Top 10 Best Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering Schools for Veterans

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools. Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Daytona Beach. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ranking.

According to our most recent data, Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach supports 8,797 students, and 731 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 588 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,816. To help with additional expenses, 359 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MIT, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ranking.

Of the 11,254 students enrolled at MIT, 119 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,495. To help with additional expenses, 43 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Georgia Tech has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ranking.

Among the 39,771 students enrolled at Georgia Tech, 383 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 294 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,277. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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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 fairly large student population. CU - Boulder did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list.

Of the 37,437 students enrolled at CU - Boulder, 1,325 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,066 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,873. During this same period, 55 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. CU - Boulder does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. U-M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. U-M not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list.

Among the 47,907 students enrolled at U-M, 509 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. 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 Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Rolla. Missouri University of Science and Technology also made our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list, coming in at #9.

According to our most recent data, Missouri University of Science and Technology supports 7,642 students, and 304 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 199 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,638. During this same period, 13 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 70,418 students enrolled at Texas A&M College Station, 2,040 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Located in the city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. RPI also made our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering list, coming in at #4.

Of the 7,501 students enrolled at RPI, 101 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 52 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,716. To help with additional expenses, 53 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Southern California earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. USC also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering rankings.

Of the 46,287 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,271. To help with additional expenses, 415 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value aerospace and aeronautical engineering schools. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 40,709 students enrolled at UMCP, 896 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. During this same period, 7 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. 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 40 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,951
Electrical Engineering 17,931
Civil Engineering 15,160
Computer Engineering 11,531
Chemical Engineering 10,865

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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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