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Most Popular Schools for Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and their systems; applied research on flight and orbital characteristics; and the development of systems and procedures for the launching, guidance, and control of air and space vehicles.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 278 5% $23,384
2 Purdue University-Main Campus 241 3% $23,242
3 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 221 21% $46,614
4 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 185 2% $26,240
5 University of Southern California 155 1% $62,180
6 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 143 2% $26,165
7 University of Maryland-College Park 139 1% $23,734
8 The University of Texas at Austin 128 1% $26,156
9 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 126 3% $24,285
10 University of Colorado Boulder 125 2% $28,887
11 University of Florida 124 1% $19,103
12 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 115 1% $33,592
13 Texas A & M University-College Station 108 1% $21,051
14 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 107 1% $29,086
15 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 99 4% $59,020
16 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 98 1% $27,034
17 University of Central Florida 92 1% $20,839
18 Iowa State University 92 2% $18,920
19 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott 83 24% $46,314
20 North Carolina State University at Raleigh 81 1% $22,184
21 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 81 5% $61,820
22 United States Air Force Academy 79 8% N/A
23 University of California-San Diego 76 1% $30,470
24 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 76 1% $25,281
25 Ohio State University-Main Campus 74 1% $25,479
26 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 73 2% $18,255
27 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 71 1% $27,434
28 Wichita State University 68 2% $17,397
29 Arizona State University-Tempe 67 1% $23,837
30 The University of Texas at Arlington 66 1% $22,234
31 United States Naval Academy 63 6% N/A
32 Florida Institute of Technology 63 4% $52,690
33 Missouri University of Science and Technology 62 3% $21,798
34 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 62 1% $22,571
35 University at Buffalo 62 1% $23,316
36 Naval Postgraduate School 62 3% N/A
37 California State University-Long Beach 52 1% $22,106
38 University of California-Los Angeles 52 1% $32,416
39 West Virginia University 52 1% $18,375
40 Auburn University 50 1% $25,282
41 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 50 6% $15,045
42 University of Notre Dame 48 2% $60,117
43 Air Force Institute of Technology-Graduate School of Engineering & Management 42 12% N/A
44 Mississippi State University 40 1% $21,670
45 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 40 3% $58,060
46 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 39 1% $21,842
47 Stanford University 39 1% $60,749
48 University of Arizona 39 0% $25,179
49 San Jose State University 38 1% $23,629
50 San Diego State University 35 0% $25,068
51 Clarkson University 32 4% $57,514
52 Saint Louis University 32 1% $53,438
53 Syracuse University 28 1% $57,450
54 University of Virginia-Main Campus 28 1% $26,075
55 The University of Alabama 24 0% $27,000
56 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 23 0% $27,450
57 Illinois Institute of Technology 23 1% $54,677
58 University of Kansas 22 0% $22,277
59 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 22 0% $23,441
60 Case Western Reserve University 21 1% $57,798
61 University of California-Irvine 20 0% $30,504
62 University of Miami 17 1% $60,906
63 Cornell University 15 0% $61,618
64 University of California-Davis 15 0% $33,066
65 California Institute of Technology 14 4% $58,755
66 Western Michigan University 12 0% $22,250
67 Tuskegee University 12 3% $32,853
68 University of Alabama in Huntsville 10 1% $23,466
69 University of Dayton 10 0% $49,540
70 Utah State University 6 0% $17,720
71 Daniel Webster College 5 4% $31,080
72 Capitol College 4 2% $33,460
73 Washington University in St Louis 4 0% $61,808
74 University of Houston 3 0% $22,463
75 Boston University 1 0% $61,446
76 Kilgore College 1 0% $11,112

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.