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Vaughn By The Numbers

It takes a standard of excellence and a driven commitment to rank among the top colleges and universities in the country. At Vaughn College, we continue to raise the bar to provide a futureproof education to our students. Be part of an exceptional community and see how a Vaughn education can set you apart from the rest.

U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North) TOP REGIONAL COLLEGE
IN THE NORTH
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Value Regional Colleges TOP 10 BEST COLLEGE VALUE
Money Magazine: 1029 Best Colleges BEST COLLEGES MONEY 2019
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges for Veterans (North) TOP 10 COLLEGE FOR VETERANS
ABET-APPROVED
MECHATRONIC
ENGINEERING
PROGRAMS IN THE US
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 15 STUDENTS 1 FACULTY
99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
MORE THAN 90% OF STUDENTS RECEIVE
FINANCIAL AID
RANKED #1 IN UPWARD
MOBILITY
NATIONWIDE
LOCATION Location is everything, and ours couldn’t be better.
Just minutes from Manhattan, Vaughn College is in the heart of New York City in Queens, NY, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport. In 2017, Queens was named as one of New York’s most fascinating boroughs and has been ranked as the “number one” US travel destination and the nation’s single most diverse county.

Ethnicities

2019 ALL STUDENT DIVERSITY

13% CHOOSE NOT TO REPLY 34% HISPANIC 18% BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN 13% ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER 13% WHITE, NON-HISPANIC 2% AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE ALASKAN 1% TWO OR MORE RACES 3% UNKNOWN 3% NON-RESIDENT ALIEN

2019 NEW STUDENT DIVERSITY

16% CHOOSE NOT TO REPLY 36% HISPANIC 19% BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN 13% ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER 12% WHITE, NON-HISPANIC 1% AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE ALASKAN 1% TWO OR MORE RACES 0% UNKNOWN 2% NON-RESIDENT ALIEN

Our Vision

To provide a dynamic learning environment built on our aeronautical heritage that inspires a diverse and committed community of students to achieve success as leaders in the industries we serve.

Our Mission

To provide a dynamic learning environment built on our aeronautical heritage that inspires a diverse and committed community of students to achieve success as leaders in the industries we serve.

Our Core Values

Demonstrate Integrity We pursue our mission by following the highest standards of excellence, ethics and mutual trust, and expect everyone to be accountable for their decisions and actions.
Embrace Diversity By respecting diversity in all its dimensions, we foster a community that invites and is inclusive of everyone.
Practice Collaboration Our culture is driven by a commitment to shared governance, teamwork, communication and collaboration within the institution and in partnership with outside entities.
Achieve Impact We are dedicated to providing students and educational experience that will transform their lives, and to creating a learning environment for trustees, faculty and staff that nurtures a passion for student success.
Choose Courage Leveraging our pioneering aeronautical heritage, we choose to be bold in our decision-making, challenge the status quo and generate opportunity for future generations.

What else you should know

Clubs and Organizations
Vaughn College currently supports about 20 active clubs and organizations to encourage social interaction and to unite students with similar interests.
Simulator Complex
Our $1-million dollar flight simulator lab features a fleet of training devices and provides an exciting learning experience with our industry-trained faculty by your side.
VETERAN'S ADVANTAGE
Vaughn College provides excellent support and services to veterans, ranking the College as one of the “Best Regional Colleges for Veterans.” In fact, 14 percent of Vaughn’s student population are veterans.
2019 CLASS PROFILE
Total new student enrollment: 501 Average GPA: 86 Average SAT score: 1114 (critical reading and mathematics)
2019 STUDENT BODY
Fall Enrollment: 1633 Undergraduate: 1627 / Graduate: 6 Full-Time: 1365 / Part-time: 262 Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1 (estimate) Male: 86 percent Female: 12 percent Unknown: 2 percent
2019-2020 TUITION PER SEMESTER
Full-Time Academic Students: $12,650 (12-18 credits) flat rate Part-Time Academic Students: $840 per credit Full-Time ATI Students: $8930 flat rate Part-Time ATI Students: $555 per credit
2019-2020 ROOM AND BOARD PER SEMESTER
Double in a four-person suite: $5,440 Triple room suite: $4,780 Quadruple room suite: $4260 Meal plans:
Range from $595 (continuing students only) to $1,650
Residential hall freshmen automatically receive the $1,200 meal plan

Accreditations

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 267.284.5000.

The associate in applied science (AAS) degree in electronic engineering technology, the associate in applied science (AAS) degree in aeronautical engineering technology and the bachelor of science (BS) degree in electronic engineering technology, as well as the bachelor of science (BS) degree in mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET (www.abet.org). The mechatronic engineering (BS) degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).This board is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has also received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Associate of applied science in airport management
  • Bachelor of science in airport management, airline management and general management
  • Master of science in airport management

Download the IACBE annual report

† The Upshot, January 18, 2017, “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60.”
* Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduate class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.