Don’t miss the Vaughn College Fall Open House. Our November 11 event date is now full, but you can register for a second identical event on December 9. Learn how one of our valuable degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation can lead you to an exciting, in-demand career. After all, it’s your future and we can help make it work—for you!

What you’ll learn at this year’s Open House

Attending our Open House is the first step to starting your journey to lifelong success in the industries we serve. You’ll learn everything you need to know about Vaughn—from student life, housing, degree programs and how to apply for free.

Join us on:

  • Saturday, December 9
  • Check in: 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Welcome: 9 a.m.

(Directly followed by tours, student life, financial aid and academic and maintenance program sessions)


Why jobs in aviation and engineering are in such high demand

With travel demand being back to nearly pre-pandemic levels, there’s been a great need for qualified aviation and engineering professionals to fill open roles (especially after many pilots retired during the pandemic). In fact, the skills taught at Vaughn College have never been in greater demand. Companies are recruiting engineers, pilots, air traffic controllers, maintenance technicians, operations managers and others in unprecedented numbers. As a result, salaries in these fields are soaring, benefits are generous and schedules are flexible. You can be a part of the next generation of aviation professionals to keep the industry moving in the right direction.

Why Vaughn is the place for your engineering, aviation and management training

Vaughn College graduates leave with more than just degrees. They leave with lifelong friendships, industry connections and most importantly, exciting, futureproof careers. When it comes down to it, the numbers are stacked in your favor:

  • 98 percent of Vaughn graduates—78 percent in their field—are employed or continue theirUS News & World Report Vaughn College best regional college in the north 2024 education within one year*
  • More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid
  • Ranked number one in upward mobility nationwide, as reported in the New York Times**
  • Ranked in top 4% of colleges with highest ROI for students from under-resourced communities***
  • Voted among Best Colleges for Social Mobility in 2024 by U.S. News and World Report
  • Voted among Best Colleges for Regional Colleges in 2024 by U.S. News and World Report
  • Experienced faculty who spent their careers working in the field
  • State-of-the-art training facilities, including a $1M flight simulator complex, air traffic control and computer engineering labs
  • Career services department dedicated to student success – with career fairs, employer engagement days, opportunities to attend industry events and paid internships

College affordability

Don’t let the cost of a college education stop you from pursuing your dreams. At Vaughn, we provide an affordable education that’s focused on the professional skills you’ll need to excel in an ever-changing career landscape.

Additionally, more than 90 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid, with the average aid package totaling over $15,000 per year. We’ll help you assemble a customized financial plan, which may include scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment options.

Are you ready to see your future come into focus? Join us on November 11 – Register today!

We hope to see you there!

*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 364 graduates in 2022. 222 reported an outcome for an 61% response rate. The 2022 graduating class includes September 2021, December 2021 and May 2022 graduates.
**The Upshot, January 18, 2017, “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60.”
***Data from a study completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce,
“The Colleges Where Low-Income Students Get the Highest ROI”

Vaughn College is excited to announce its Spring Open House happening on campus on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. This in-person event is a fantastic opportunity to discover all the benefits of a Vaughn degree. See how one of our valuable degree programs in engineering, technology, management or aviation can lead you to an exciting, in-demand career.

So, who is “the future you” going to be? We’ll help you find out at our Open House.

What are the benefits of a Vaughn degree?

Futureproof guarantee

Vaughn graduates leave with more than just degrees. They leave with exciting, in-demand careers. We call it being futureproof. And we guarantee it. If you aren’t employed within one year of graduation, we’ll reimburse one year’s worth of federal Direct student loan payments. Now, that’s a guarantee!

Our stats: The numbers are stacked in your favor

Vaughn is ranked as among the top colleges in the country. We have raised the bar to provide an unprecedented education that will set you apart from the rest. Check out our fast facts:

  • Ranked number one in upward mobility in a study conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project and reported by The New York Times. This proves Vaughn’s ability to move students from the bottom percentiles in income to the top.
  • Ranked in the top 4 percent of colleges with the highest ROI for low-income students. (Source: Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce)
  • Vaughn has been ranked as a best regional college in the North by US News and World Report for twelve consecutive years and a best college for social mobility (Source: US News and World Report Best Colleges)
  • Vaughn is one of only four colleges in the US that has an ABET-approved mechatronic engineering
  • 88 percent of Vaughn graduates―75 percent in their field of study―are employed or continue their education within one year. In recent years, outside of a pandemic, Vaughn’s outcomes for students typically average more than 95 percent and have been 99, 98 and 97 percent for the three prior years.
  • Vaughn’s career services team is dedicated to helping students find internship and career opportunities through networking events, employer connections, professional associations, conferences and through the help of our caring and committed faculty, advisers and career services team.
  • Vaughn has small class sizes with a 14-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Committed faculty provide the personalized attention that students need to succeed. With experience working in the industry’s they teach, an added layer of inside knowledge and expertise gives students a competitive edge in the market.
  • More than 90 percent of Vaughn students receive some type of financial aid, and there are many financial aid and scholarship options available for incoming students.
  • Vaughn has a highly diverse student body, serves many first-generation college students and is recognized by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving institution
  • Vaughn is highly supportive of encouraging more women to enter the fields of engineering and aviation, which have historically been male dominated.

Where the jobs are

Vaughn graduates go further, faster. Our students go on to have exciting careers at some of the nation’s top companies in industries that include aerospace, engineering, airport/airline management and transportation. They also find rewarding opportunities in industries you may not expect, such as healthcare, utilities and sustainable energy. Here are some of the companies where Vaughn graduates have landed – you can click on the links to read the stories of graduates who have received employment at these companies.

What to expect at Open House


The morning will kick off with a warm welcome from President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo and Celso Alvarez, associate vice president of enrollment. You’ll learn about the College’s exciting degree programs and how Vaughn can help you be a part of the next futureproof generation. Additionally, you’ll hear firsthand success stories from some of our graduates—via our student outcomes video—on how their Vaughn degree landed them positions with some of today’s most sought-after industry leading companies.

Breakout sessions

You will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions in your program of interest. Led by the chair of each department, you will hear about Vaughn’s programs in engineering and technology, management, aviation or aviation maintenance (whichever you are interested in), learn about coursework and the types of jobs you’ll be eligible for upon graduation, see classrooms/labs and ask questions.

Closing presentation

The event will close with an admissions presentation, where you will hear about:

  • Campus life
    • Students can get involved in clubs such as robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
    • There are several student chapters of professional organizations such as the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
    • Become a Vaughn Warrior and get involved in athletics such as tennis, basketball, cross country and soccer.
    • Consider becoming a part of Vaughn’s residential community equipped with a full kitchen and TV lounge, multipurpose room and fitness center.
  • The admissions process
  • The student experience
  • Financial aid
  • How to apply for FREE – Open House attendees receive a $40 application fee waiver

“Open House is an exciting time when we see and meet the future faces of our Vaughn community,” said Alvarez. “We look forward to a fun, informative and engaging event.”

To accept your invitation to meet the future you, register here. For those who are unable to attend the in-person Open House, there will be a virtual event held on April 21.

Note: Vaughn College requires proof of vaccination to be permitted in a campus facility.