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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology


Vaughn College: An Excellent Choice for Degrees in Engineering, Technology, Management and Aviation

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private, four-year college committed to providing its students with the excellent education and skills needed to achieve professional success in engineering, technology, management and aviation. Founded in 1932, the College, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport, is a small, high-quality institution where students can experience personal attention as they progress through their academic course work.

The College fosters a culture of excellence in which rigorous degree, professional, technical and certification programs are offered. These programs, built upon the college's aeronautical heritage, incorporate the latest technology and meet the universal needs of the industries they serve. The result is well-educated graduates who are successful in their fields.

The College's student body of nearly 2,000 and its low, 16:1 student-faculty ratio ensure a highly personalized learning environment. More than 95 percent of Vaughn College graduates are employed or continue their education within one year of obtaining their degrees, and they work in 20 countries and in all 50 states.

On September 1, 2004, the College of Aeronautics became Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. The new name reflects the College's aviation heritage as well as its future as an expanding academic institution, with new programs that include a bachelor's of science in mechatronic engineering and a master's in airport management. The name change is part of the College's strategic plan that also includes plans for a new library, additional degree programs and other improvements to the campus.

Above and Beyond: Living and Learning in New York City While Attending Vaughn College

Vaughn College is conveniently located across from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The College offers numerous internship opportunities with an array of technology, manufacturing and aviation companies. For students, New York City presents opportunities not found elsewhere. Vaughn College students intern at companies such as Federal Express, FlightSafety International, IBM, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum; Sikorsky Helicopters, ORBIS and United Airlines. The cultural, spiritual and physical needs of the students are met by the outstanding facilities of New York City.

Students routinely experience the international flavor of Chinatown, Little Italy and many other ethnic neighborhoods of New York City. The city's hospitals and other medical facilities are among the best in the world and its world-famous museums focus on arts, natural history, science and world civilization.

Vaughn students match cutting-edge programs offered on campus with other opportunities to live and learn, such as settling in at the three-story, 200-bed residence hall; watching the runways of LaGuardia Airport and the New York skyline from the on-campus observation tower; and getting in a workout at the student fitness center. There is so much to see and do that students quickly realize why New York is the city that never sleeps.

Vaughn College Offers Degree Programs in Engineering, Technology, Management and Aviation

The College awards the associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree in aeronautical engineering technology, airport management, aviation maintenance, animation and digital technologies, electronic engineering technology-avionics and flight.

The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree is available in general management, airline management, airport management, aviation maintenance, aviation maintenance management, electronic engineering technology-avionics, electronic engineering technology-general electronics, flight, mechatronics engineering, mechanical engineering technology-aeronautical option and mechanical engineering technology-computer-aided design option. A non-degree course of study in air traffic control, a Federal Aviation Administration-Collegiate Training Initiative program (AT-CTI), is also available. The College is one of thirty-six institutions nationwide to offer this program. There is also an aircraft dispatch program offered with FlightSafety International.

The College's $1-million flight simulator center features Frasca 142 and 241 simulators, a Canadair regional jet trainer and two Redbird simulators. Additionally, a revolutionary educational partnership with Redbird Flight Simulations enables students to pursue FAA flight certifications and ratings at Redbird's innovative facility in San Marcos, Texas.

The master of science (M.S.) degree in airport management applies modern management concepts to the aviation environment and provides mid- or junior-level professionals with the skills and knowledge to advance in airports and airport-related businesses. The master's degree in airport management has at its core about 34 credits and includes a master project or a thesis. Information on all of Vaughn's academic programs can be found at

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, And Master&Apos;S
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesmanagement Sciencecommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsdigital Communication And Media/Multimediaengineeringengineeringengineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fieldsaeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology; Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technologies Related; Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technologies Relatedmechanic And Repair Technologies/Techniciansairframe Mechanics And Aircraft Maintenance Technology; Avionics Maintenance Technologytransportation And Materials Movingaeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science And Technology; Aviation/Airway Management


Admission: 723 applied; 618 admitted; 321 enrolled

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application
Application fee: $40
Required: high school transcript
Recommended: essay or personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
1,799 Undergraduate Students, 13% Women, 87% Men, 14% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
19% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 8% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 38% Hispanic/Latino, 0.7% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 5% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 5% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
2% Representing 10 Other Countries
Housing Info
10% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Applicants Given Priority For College Housing
American Association Of Airport Executives, Women In Aviation-International, Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers, Robotics Club, Red Tail Pilots Club
Most popular organizations
American Association Of Airport Executives, Women In Aviation-International, Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers, Robotics Club, Red Tail Pilots Club
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, Independent Study, Internships, Part-Time Degree Program, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)School Calendar: Semesters


Nonscholarship sports
Nonscholarship Sports:Basketball (M), Soccer (M), Tennis (W), Track And Field


Total: 216Full-Time: 19% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 15 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
One-time required fee:$160
Comprehensive fee:$32,530 includes full-time tuition ($19,850), mandatory fees ($800), and room and board ($11,880). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition: $665 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program
Room and board:college room only: $9480. Room and board charges vary according to board plan
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees





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