take flight and become a part of something big


The aviation industry has high-level careers across the globe and is looking for qualified, diverse candidates.  As the only four-year collegiate aviation education program in the State of North Carolina, ECSU offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Aviation Science.  

Diverse Pathways

ECSU aviation graduates are well positioned to meet industry needs.  Start today to earn your degree in aviation in one of these areas of concentration: 

FAA Approved PART 141 Flight Training

Rewarding in-demand careers

Our aviation graduates work for American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, regional airlines, aerospace/defense contractors, military, and state/federal agencies. They are pilots, navigators, ramp agents, airport managers, avionics technicians, flight instructors, and customer service representatives, to name a few.  


Affordable education

  • Tuition with NC Promise
    • $500 in state tuition*
    • $2,500 out-of-state tuition*
    • *Campus-related fees for students and on-campus residency costs apply
  • Low cost of living in a great location
  • Minimal add-on costs for most degree programs
  • Significantly lower than average cost for flight training



Earn your degree in a supportive environment where you are not just a number. Build connections and expand your career choices with a strong aviation network.

  • 65.5 million jobs are supported worldwide in aviation (Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) 2018)
  • Median annual wages range from $54,000 to $83,000 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Experience flight training in diverse conditions
  • Easy local airport access
  • Industry partnerships bring job/internship opportunities
  • State and federal partnerships award scholarships and fellowships
  • CFI Placement Program
  • Seamless transfer from community colleges


U.S. Coast Guard CSPI Scholarship

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) gives eligible students an opportunity to join the Coast Guard as juniors and receive two years of tuition, fees, and books as well as a salary and insurance.

Not sure which program is right for you? 

It’s easy to switch between programs.


For more information, contact: 

Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, Chairperson
Phone: 252.335.3846 | Email: ksrawat@ecsu.edu | aviationscience@ecsu.edu