Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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86-01 23rd Avenue

Flushing, NY 11369

Phone: (718) 429-6600
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#24 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,799, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 6 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 24. Its tuition and fees are $20,410 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located in the New York City borough of Queens, a short train ride from midtown Manhattan, Vaughn College has an enrollment of close to 1,800 students and offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management, and aviation. The college also offers a unique masters degree in airport management.

As career choices and opportunities have evolved in the 21st century, Vaughn College has responded with degree programs that fit the interests of contemporary students. Our students study electronic engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, general management, airline management, airport management, aviation maintenance management, aviation maintenance, aircraft operations, aeronautical engineering technology, flight dispatch and air traffic control (non-degree program.) Vaughn is also proud to offer a mechatronic engineering program that equips students with the skills needed to succeed in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications and other high-tech industries.

Vaughn was recently confirmed as a training partner by the Federal Aviation Administration, giving students and graduates in the associate and bachelors programs in electronic engineering technology, avionics an inside track in obtaining internships and potential full-time employment with the organization. Vaughn is also one of only 36 schools nationwide approved for the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative, enabling the College to recommend students to the FAA for hire as air traffic controllers.

Vaughn provides learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. From clubs and activities to internships, site visits and more, students have an opportunity to build your resume while attending college. Vaughns smaller size enables faculty to remain engaged in the intellectual development of their students, and its active alumni network and location in the heart of the New York metropolitan area provide ample opportunities for internships and post-graduate employment. Nearly 92 percent of graduates are employed or continue their education within one year of commencement.

Likewise, Vaughn College is committed to making education affordable for all students. Over 85 percent of students are eligible for financial aid.

In recent years, the opportunities generated by technology have crossed into all segments of American industry. Demand is high for jobs with electronics engineering firms, computer software and fiber-optics communication companies, in government, defense and the transportation sectors. Our alumni grace many varied fields, from airport management and engineering to manufacturing and electronics. They have built successful careers in organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration, IBM, Xerox, Kodak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, United Technologies, Embraer, Cummins Inc., Cessna Citation and Sikorsky. The analytical, technical and communication skills developed here by more than 5,000 Vaughn alumni make them integral parts of any corporate team, as well as lifelong students of the high-tech world in which we live.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1932
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $2,788,426


When applying to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 85.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 85.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is 15:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology include: Aviation/Airway Management and Operations; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician; Business Administration and Management, General; and Mechanical Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 65%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 14%
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 11%
Business Administration and Management, General 5%
Mechanical Engineering 3%

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Student Life

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,799, with a gender distribution of 87 percent male students and 13 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,812
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 92 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 92%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 62.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,200.

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Tuition and fees $20,410 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,880 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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