Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville University offers three aviation bachelor’s degree programs with six concentrations to choose from as well as a master’s program. The university’s School of Aviation has educated and trained future professional pilots and aviation executives for more than 32 years and boasts a 100 percent employment rate.

Program Highlights

Jacksonville University flight training is conducted at Craig Municipal Airport (KCRG), only minutes from campus.

Programs Jacksonville University offers include:

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Aviation Management
    • Airline Management
    • Airport Management
    • Air Traffic Control
    • Aviation Management & Flight Operations
    • Commercial Pilot
    • Military-Marine
    • Military-Navy
  • Master’s
    • Aviation Leadership

Jacksonville University maintains strong partnerships to help jumpstart careers.

● Delta Air Lines
● Cape Air
● JetBlue
● Envoy
● Republic Airways
● American Airlines
● Endeavor Air

Two weeks into freshman year, flight students are scheduled for training three times a week.

The university also hosts a number of flight simulators for students to use, including:

● Advanced Level 5 Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700 Flight Training Device (FTD)
● Aerosim-Mechtronix Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)
● Aerosim Advanced System Trainer (AST)

The Department of Aviation is one of the 40 schools accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Jacksonville University is part of Region 9 of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.


Jacksonville University’s base tuition is high for a university of its size. Students will pay about $43,000 a year. This is base tuition and does not include flight expenses.

Students progressing through all ratings from private pilot to certificated flight instructor (instrument) can expect to spend between $60,000 to $75,000 in total fees over their four years.

Jacksonville University offers many institution and aviation scholarships for students to take advantage of, including:

● Jacksonville University Academic Scholarship
● Jacksonville University ROTC Room and Board Scholarship
● University Aviation Association (UAA)

It also accepts veteran’s benefits such as GI Bill.

Fleet and Facilities

Jacksonville University owns its own fleet of training aircraft.

● Cessna 172s
● Cirrus SR20
● Piper Seminoles

Graduates of Jacksonville University’s flight program will be eligible for a R-ATP.

Campus life

Jacksonville University offers on-campus housing with five residential halls to choose from. The school also has eight on campus dining options for students.

Sports are available for interested students. Varsity sailing and sporting, skeet, and trap team are some of the best in the nation. Intramural sports are also available.

Jacksonville University has more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus for students to get involved in.
● Academic based
● Club sports
● Cultural and identity based
● Fraternities and sororities

The Bottom Line

Jacksonville University’s The School of Aviation, located in the Davis College of Business, has been educating and training future professional pilots and aviation executives for 36 years. With multiple partnerships with airlines and aviation companies, the school has an impressive 100 percent employment rate. The university may be the perfect fit for a student looking for high class industry connections, low student-instructor ratios, and a proven track record of success.

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Other Information

  • In-State Tuition (Per Year) $43,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$43,000
  • Flight Cost $67,500
  • In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$239,500
  • Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$239,500
  • NIFA (Y/N)Yes
  • NIFA Region9

Jacksonville University Score

Overall: 37 out of a possible 50 points in Colleges

Points Earned

10 out of 10 in Industry Partners

5 out of 10 in Value

7 out of 10 in Fleet

7 out of 10 in Campus Life

8 out of 10 in Facilities and Location

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