Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the University of North Dakota offers an array of programs throughout the aviation industry. University of North Dakota Aerospace program is one of only 34 aviation accredited programs in the world.
UND has the largest fleet of collegiate aircraft in the country, and the airfield at Grand Forks International (KGFK) is only a 10-minute drive from the main campus.
This program could be the right ticket for students looking for a fast-paced, established program with a fleet to accommodate a large number of students.
The program runs about average in terms of price for a public university. A student can expect to pay between $9,000 and $15,000 a year before flight costs if they’re an in-state resident. UND does offer more than 100 aviation-based scholarships a year, including ones from FedEx and the American Meteorological Society.
Due to the large number of flight instructors—220—and aircraft—110—there is no delay in flight training.
Fleet and Facilities
UND offers students the largest fleet of collegiate aircraft in the country—a total of 110 birds.
The fleet consists of:
- ACA Super Decathlons
- Cessna 172 for spins
- Cessna 150
- King Airs
- CubCrafters Top Cub
- Robinson R44s
- Frasca Aviation Piper training devices
- CRJ training devices
- Virtual reality training devices
Students finishing the UND flight program can take advantage of the 500-hour ATP reduction.
Students have the opportunity to stay on campus at one of two types of residential communities, residential halls, or living and learning facilities, or live off-campus in Grand Forks.
The Bottom Line
Students who attend the University of North Dakota will have the full college experience while being able to learn about many fields of aviation.
- In-State Tuition (Per Year) $9,736
- Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$15,895
- Flight Cost $83,000
- In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$121,944
- Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$146,580
- NIFA (Y/N)Yes
- NIFA Region6