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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

What with this school's Flushing, NY campus just a hop, skip, and a jump away from LaGuardia Airport, getting a flight home is no problem. However, once you take flight training classes and work with the FRASCA flight simulators here, flying yourself to a spring break destination may be a better option.

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What with this school's Flushing, NY campus just a hop, skip, and a jump away from LaGuardia Airport, getting a flight home is no problem. However, once you take flight training classes and work with the FRASCA flight simulators here, flying yourself to a spring break destination may be a better option.

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Where are the thinkers who will challenge the ordinary and redefine the fields of engineering and technology, management and aviation? They're right here at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

Located close to exciting New York City and adjacent to LaGuardia Airport, Vaughn is a small, accredited degree-granting college-with a big commitment to student success. We recently added a $1 million, state-of-the-art flight simulator laboratory, invested another $300,000 in a new engineering laboratory and residence hall and are in the midst of a $20 million expansion of our academic and training facilities that will include a new library. The result: a state-of-the-art campus-with sweeping views of Manhattan-where you'll find a culture of excellence and rigorous degree, professional, technical and certification programs.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,724
Gender 88% Male / 12% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 76% Full Time / 24% Part Time
Geography 89% In State / 11% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 75% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5%
Multi-racial 5%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 37%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 20%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit due : Jun 15. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

10% of students live on-campus.

9% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center, dorms computer repair service available on campus wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling
  • Facilities: 65-foot observation tower overlooking laguardia airport, two redbird fmx full motion flight simulators, frasca 241 flight simulator, frasca 142 flight simulator, crj-200 flight simulator, mechatronic engineering laboratory, nondestructive testing laboratory, composite materials laboratory and computerized engine test-cell
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major internships liberal arts/career combination accelerated program independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician (32%), Aviation/Airway Management and Operations (30%), Aviation/Airway Management and Operations (19%), Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other (5%), Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician (5%), Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other (2%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in electrical and electronic engineering-related technologies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Mechanical Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing public works projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities. Includes instruction in site analysis, structural testing procedures, field and laboratory testing procedures, plan and specification preparation, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Civil Engineering Technicians
Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

A program that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two-, and three-dimensional objects on a computer screen and that prepares individuals to function as computer graphics specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; digital multimedia; graphic design; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory and application; and applicable geometry and algorithms.

Job Opportunities:

Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Any instructional program in electrical and electronic engineering-related technologies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units.

Job Opportunities:

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the management of aviation industry operations and services. Includes instruction in airport operations, ground traffic direction, ground support and flightline operations, passenger and cargo operations, flight safety and security operations, aviation industry regulation, and related business aspects of managing aviation enterprises.

Job Opportunities:

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units.

Job Opportunities:

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the management of aviation industry operations and services. Includes instruction in airport operations, ground traffic direction, ground support and flightline operations, passenger and cargo operations, flight safety and security operations, aviation industry regulation, and related business aspects of managing aviation enterprises.

Job Opportunities:

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Administration & Faculty

President John C Fitzpatrick
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 39
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 82 : 17
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 56
Tenure Track Faculty 12
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 30

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 46/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 77.1% accepted of 837 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
 
SATMath472 - 574
Reading413 - 519

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA

Important: Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 2 4
Social Studies 1 4

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $19,534 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $17,385
$30K-$48K $17,933
$48K-$75K $23,133
$75K-$110K $26,365

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $19,850, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,850 Same as On-Campus
Fees $600 Same as On-Campus
Housing $16,052 $12,600
Books $2,050 $2,050
Total (before financial aid) $38,552 $35,100

Students Receiving Aid

91% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 75% $5,428
Federal Scholarships/Grants 75% $4,610
Institutional Grants 85% $4,907
Other Federal Grants 34% $244
Pell Grants 75% $4,499
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 67% $3,815
Student Loans 75% $5,428

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.vaughn.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.vaughn.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

7% of students graduated on time.

36% of students graduated in six years.

77% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#22 Regional Colleges North Rankings
#24 Regional Colleges
#37 Regional Colleges Overall Score

WalletHub

#175 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
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