President’s Message

41At Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, we’re committed to providing our 1,500 students with an unparalleled educational experience. We continue to enhance our learning environment, degree programs and resources to add even more value to a Vaughn education, helping to put each student on the path to individual success.

In fact, 98 percent of our graduates are employed or continue their educations within one year of graduation, and those who go on to pursue a graduate degree do so at institutions such as Columbia, Stony Brook and Texas A&M. Vaughn is also home to one of the only master’s degrees in airport management in the Northeast, a program uniquely targeted to a growing industry that employs thousands. Launched just a few years ago, this program is one of many ways we’re investing in the future of our college–and in our students. We’ve recently added three new bachelor’s degrees in aeronautical sciences, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. All of our engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, and our mechatronic engineering program is one of only four ABET-accredited mechatronic programs in the country.

We maintain a $1-million, state-of-the-art flight simulator laboratory, an air traffic control laboratory and have invested another $1-million in a new engineering, chemistry and physics laboratory to support the new bachelor of science mechanical engineering program. A  two-story library and teaching and learning center was added as part of a $45-million expansion of our academic and training facilities; and a new 3D prototyping innovation center has just been opened for students and faculty to use to create solid parts from computer-aided design software.

Vaughn is also on the leading-edge of innovative educational programming. From our learning communities that pair diverse classes in an intersecting curriculum, to our Federal Aviation Administration programs and certificates, or our international programs, Vaughn College provides its students with the resources they need to succeed here–and around the globe. I encourage you to become one of them.

To see more about our vision for the future, you can access Vaughn’s strategic agenda here.

Sharon B. DeVivo, Ed.D.