In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an air traffic control degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,883 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

6% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,457 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

7% above average compared to other degrees

$ 33,031 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

2% above average compared to other degrees

What do air traffic control graduates earn?

Air traffic control students make an average of $94,533 per year after graduation. This is 42% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 94,533 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 92% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular air traffic control schools in the US

There are 14 schools in the US that offer a air traffic control degree. The air traffic control schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Hampton University, Lewis University and University of North Dakota. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in air traffic control per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Hampton University$25,441
Lewis University$31,250
University of North Dakota$8,447
Middle Georgia State University$3,924
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach$34,822
University of Alaska Anchorage$6,690
Arizona State University-Polytechnic$10,301
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott$34,662
LeTourneau University$29,320

Top US schools for an air traffic control degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering air traffic control degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Hampton University36%$25,441
LeTourneau University47%$29,320
Lewis University54%$31,250
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach75%$34,822
Arizona State University-Polytechnic76%$10,301
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott77%$34,662
University of Alaska Anchorage83%$6,690
University of North Dakota83%$8,447
Middle Georgia State University94%$3,924

Cheapest US schools for an air traffic control degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an air traffic control degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Sacramento City College$1,104
Mt San Antonio College$1,349
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus$2,424
Aims Community College$2,756
Tulsa Community College$3,221
Mountain View College$3,330
Sinclair Community College$3,674
Salt Lake Community College$3,781
Middle Georgia State University$3,924
Green River College$3,975


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