Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University houses its own airport for aviation students. You can find it directly across the street from the main campus. Purdue hosts an annual aviation career fair to assist its students and graduates in finding lasting careers in the industry.

Program Highlights

Purdue has several degree programs to choose from, including:

  • Aeronautical Engineering Technology
  • Aerospace Financial Analysis
  • Airline Management and Operations
  • Airport Management and Operations
  • Aviation Management
  • Professional Flight
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems

Students will have the ability to complete a five-year program that combines a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in eligible aviation programs.

The school is part of Region 8 of the National intercollegiate Flying Association.

Value

Purdue University’s tuition is average for in-state students but can become pricey for out-of-state ones.

At roughly $10,000 for in-state and $29,000 before flight-hour costs, students may want to opt to try to get in-state tuition waivers or apply for one of the many scholarships the school offers. You can apply here.

Fleet and Facilities

Purdue has state-of-the-art facilities and research centers, as well as a fleet of aircraft that are installed with up to date technology, like G-1000s.

The fleet of aircraft at Purdue does not disappoint. It consists of:

● 13 Piper Archers
● Four Piper Arrows
● One Cirrus SR-22
● Two Piper Seminoles
● Two American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlons

Students finishing the Purdue flight program can take advantage of the 500-hour ATP reduction.

Campus Life

Students who attend Purdue can celebrate a diverse student body and an open inclusion for the LBGTQ community. The school also supports the arts; there are two art galleries on campus, many music and stage performances, and opportunities for students to get involved with the arts via clubs.

The Bottom Line

Purdue students will have state-of-the-art research facilities and aircraft to study with while being able to experience collegiate traditions from a university established in the 1890s.

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Other Information

  • In-State Tuition (Per Year) $9,992
  • Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$28,794
  • Flight Cost $60,000
  • In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$99,968
  • Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$175,176
  • NIFA (Y/N)Yes
  • NIFA Region8

Purdue University Score

Overall: 42 out of a possible 50 points in Colleges

Points Earned

10 out of 10 in Industry Partners

9 out of 10 in Value

8 out of 10 in Fleet

6 out of 10 in Campus Life

9 out of 10 in Facilities and Location

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