Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Flushing, NY
student ratio
total students
$20,840 | $20,840
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


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

Location & Contact

86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Mr.David Griffey

Director of Admissions

Phone: 718-429-6600 ext. 117
Fax: 718-779-2231

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Avionics Maintenance Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied813
    • Accepted608
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled1,605
    • Female Applicants128
    • Females Accepted96
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants685
    • Males Accepted512
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman86.00
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 508 432 533
    • SAT Math 536 459 560
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$20,840
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,840
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$990.00
    • Room and board *$12,365.00
    • Room only *$9,965.00
    • * 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 offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,605
    • Male Student Percentage87%
    • Female Student Percentage13%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino37.51%
    • Black or African American21.68%
    • White or Caucasian13.33%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.5%
    • Asian11.53%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3.43%
    • Two or more races4.67%
    • Unknown5.3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.06% representing 16 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students11% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 10%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations American Association of Airport Executives, Women in Aviation-International, Veterans Club, Robotics Club, Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineers
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: United States Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Tennis Yes Yes No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cross-country running Yes Yes No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty203
    • Full-time Percentage20%
    • Part-time Percentage80%
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 1,375 students to 94 faculty





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