EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY AVIATION (EKU-A)
HOME OF THE '1000-HOUR POWER' COLONELS
As the only program of its kind in Kentucky, EKU Aviation provides the aerospace industry with the best trained and safest professional pilots, and the most forward thinking managers coming out of academia today.
The Bachelor of Science degree has concentrations in Professional Flight, Aerospace Management, or Aerospace Technology (AT). Besides a general aviation core, aviation students are required to take supporting courses in mathematics, statistics, physics, and business management. Graduates of the program are professionally prepared for all facets of the aerospace and aviation industry to include piloting, flight instruction, aviation management, and aerospace technology.
Nearly 500,000 pilots will be needed over the next 20 years. To meet that extraordinary need, Eastern Kentucky University now boasts the nation’s first FAA-approved 1,000-hour power, 2+2 degree pathway, and it is easily accessible across the Commonwealth.
EKU's 'Zero-to-Hero' Pathway to the Flight Deck, based on partnerships with regional airlines, brings employers to campus and in direct contact with EKU-A students.
Save thousands of dollars using your Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits at EKU. As a public institution of higher learning (IHL), your Aviation degree is fully covered including ALL flight fees (tuition, flight fees, BAH, and textbook stipends are pro-rated for Post 9-11 beneficiaries who have less than 36 months of qualifying service). Plus, at EKU all Post 9-11 GI Bill eligible beneficiaries qualify for in-state tuition regardless of where you are from. If you are taking at least 7 hours you also qualify to draw the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).
- EKU has a proud heritage of serving veterans since World War II. Visit va.eku.edu for ten ways we help veterans achieve their educational goals.
- For more on GI Bill benefits visit: www.gibill.va.gov.