Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics – Professional Pilot concentration

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Professional Pilot is to prepare students to be professional pilots and enable them to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration certificates and ratings required for giving flight and ground instruction and commercial and instrument operations in FAR part 121 air carrier operations or business general aviation.

Study Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Professional Pilot is to prepare students for entry-level positions as a professional pilot.

Program Educational Goals:  Consistent with the mission of Kent State University, which states, “We transform lives and communicates through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment, “the education goals of the Professional Pilot program are as follows:

  1. Educational Goal #1: As measured by the class of 2024, at least 80% of students in each program participate in experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom and/or one’s own major
    1. Participation is defined as at least one full semester of active participation
    2. Opportunities include full-semester courses, internships, co-ops, student groups (i.e. high-powered rocket club, precision flight team) or addition of a minor
  2. Educational Goal #2: As measured by the class of 2024 at least 10% of students in each program participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
  3. Educational Goal #3: Increase the four-year graduation rate by 10%.
  4. Educational Goal #4: Increase the six-year graduation rate to match or exceed the University, Kent-campus preponderant rate of 52%.
    1. If a program already exceeds this rate, match or exceed KSU’s Peer High (OU) rate of 63%.
    2. If a program already exceeds this rate, increase by 5% over previous years or maintain rate consistently for three years.

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Student Achievement Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2020

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

120

122

97

56

395

 

Graduation Rates

Term

Cohort

Retention

SO-JR

JR-SR

4 Year

5 Year

6 Year

2010F

31

77.4%

58.1%

54.8%

9.7%

38.7%

45.2%

2011F

49

79.6%

77.6%

67.3%

20.4%

40.8%

46.9%

2012F

66

92.4%

84.8%

81.8%

36.4%

56.1%

63.6%

2013F

47

83.0%

70.2%

63.8%

27.7%

48.9%

55.3%

2014F

56

83.9%

76.8%

71.4%

33.9%

46.4%

57.1%

2015F

54

81.5%

72.2%

66.7%

31.5%

50.0%

 

2016F

45

77.8%

73.3%

71.1%

24.4%

   

2017F

54

88.9%

79.6%

74.1%

     

2018F

58

86.2%

70.7%

       

2019F

89

86.5%

         

2020F

102

           

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • Regional Airlines
  • Charter Airlines