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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Air Transportation

118 Colleges in the United States
1,554 Associate Degrees
If you plan on getting your associate degree in air transportation, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #60 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 118 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the most popular for air transportation students pursuing a associate degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,554 associate degrees in air transportation during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Air Transportation School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Air Transportation Your choice of school for getting your associate degree in air transport matters. As an aid in helping you pick the right school for you, we created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Air Transportation ranking.

While being high in popularity does not always mean a school has a quality air transportation program, it is a sign that a large number of students choose the school. Sometimes this is because the school offers a great educational experience, it is a good value, or it is highly focused on the program.

One Size Does Not Fit All

This ranking is just one of the many we have created. First of all, if you are interested in other degree levels, you may want to take a look at one of the rankings highlighted above. Also, if you are interested in attending school in a specific part of the country, see our rankings by location. Plus, you can view our other rankings for air transportation.

Below you'll see a list of the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in air transportation. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

17 Most Well Attended Schools for Air Transport Students Working on Their Associate

386 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
#1 Best Quality In FL

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide if you wish to pursue an associate degree in air transportation. Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Daytona Beach. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Florida.

There were roughly 386 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at Embry-Riddle Worldwide in the most recent data year.

Air Transportation associate degree recipients from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide get an earnings boost of approximately $14,500 over the typical earnings of air transportation majors.

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#2

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
92 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In FL
#3 Best Quality In FL

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Broward College if you wish to pursue an associate degree in air transportation. BC is a fairly large public college located in the city of Fort Lauderdale. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Florida.

There were approximately 92 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at BC in the most recent year we have data available.

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63 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
#1 Best Quality In CA

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Mt. San Antonio College if you want to pursue an associate degree in air transportation. Located in the large suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in California.

There were approximately 63 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at Mt. SAC in the most recent year we have data available.

After graduation, air transport associate recipients typically earn about $36,000 in the first five years of their career.

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#4

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
55 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In FL
#4 Best Quality In FL

Miami Dade College is one of the most popular schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in air transportation. Located in the large city of Miami, MDC is a public college with a very large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Florida.

There were about 55 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at MDC in the most recent year we have data available.

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50 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OK
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Tulsa, Spartan College - Tulsa is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

There were roughly 50 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at Spartan College - Tulsa in the most recent data year.

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50 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TX
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the midsize city of Waco, TSTC is a public college with a large student population.

There were about 50 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at TSTC in the most recent data year.

After graduation, air transport associate recipients usually make about $30,700 in their early careers.

More information about a associate in air transportation from Texas State Technical College

43 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IL
#1 Best Quality In IL

Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public university with a large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Illinois.

There were approximately 43 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at SIUC in the most recent data year.

Soon after graduation, air transport associate recipients typically make about $38,300 in their early careers.

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#8

Green River College

Auburn, WA
41 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Auburn, GRC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

There were approximately 41 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at GRC in the most recent year we have data available.

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40 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In PA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the large suburb of Monaca, CCBC is a public college with a small student population.

There were roughly 40 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at CCBC in the most recent data year.

After graduating, air transport associate recipients typically earn an average of $31,700 in the first five years of their career.

More information about a associate in air transportation from Community College of Beaver County

#10

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA
34 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the midsize city of Costa Mesa, Orange Coast College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were approximately 34 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at Orange Coast College in the most recent year we have data available.

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32 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OR
#1 Best Quality In OR

Located in the midsize city of Bend, COCC is a public college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Oregon.

There were approximately 32 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at COCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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32 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the rural area of Fort Pierce, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 32 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology in the most recent data year.

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#13

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, MI
28 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MI
#1 Best Quality In MI

Located in the town of Traverse City, NMC is a public college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Michigan.

There were approximately 28 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at NMC in the most recent data year.

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#14

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT
27 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In UT
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Southern Utah University is a large public university located in the remote town of Cedar City.

There were about 27 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at Southern Utah University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#14

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
27 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Cypress College is a large public college located in the large suburb of Cypress.

There were roughly 27 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at Cypress College in the most recent data year.

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#14

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL
27 Annual Associate Degrees
#5 Most Popular In FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Winter Haven, Polk State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

There were about 27 air transportation individuals who graduated with this degree at Polk State in the most recent data year.

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26 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MD
#1 Best Quality In MD

CCBC is a large public college located in the large suburb of Baltimore. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in air transportation in Maryland.

There were about 26 air transportation students who graduated with this degree at CCBC in the most recent data year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Air Transportation students that almost earned our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Air Transportation award.

Rank College Location
18 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
19 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Daytona Beach, FL
20 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
21 Portland Community College Portland, OR
22 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
23 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
24 Mercer County Community College West Windsor, NJ
24 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
24 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX

Air Transportation by Region

View the Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Air Transportation for a specific region near you.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 3 majors within the Transportation & Materials Moving area of study, Air Transportation has other similar majors worth exploring.

Air Transport Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 612
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 477
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 214
Air Traffic Controller 141
Other Air Transportation 56
Flight Instructor 33
Airline Flight Attendant 21

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ground Transportation 110
Marine Transportation 58

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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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