The recent approval to renew Kansas State University’s professional pilot program accreditation by the Aviation Accreditation Board International reconfirms the elite ranking of the Salina, Kansas program. The school first earned this distinction in 2006, and is currently among 26 of 100 universities, and colleges with aviation programs in the United States, who are bestowed this honor.
The Aviation Accreditation Board International works to evaluate the integrity, quality, and performance of aero flight learning programs both nationally and internationally. They are the only specialized, professional, credentialing organization that has been approved to accredit aviation programs based on their findings; and being acknowledged by the AABI as a result of their intricate evaluation is only for the best of the best.
Among being AABI accredited, the Kansas State University aviation program is also proud of the exceptional staff that runs their highly recognized program. K-State employs more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other university or college in the country, and it is these elite instructors who give the program the direction required to rank as one of the top five aviation universities. Kansas State’s flight instructors continually work to exceed AABI standards, and as can be seen, their work has paid off.
K-State at Salina is home to this exceptional aviation program. Operating with a fleet of more than 40 modern learning aircraft, students hone their skills on a 12,000-foot runway to earn their bachelor degree qualification. The aeronautical flight fields of study offered at the College of Technology and Aviation campus focus on avionics, airport management, air traffic control, professional pilot, aircraft maintenance, and unmanned aircraft systems. The tight focus regarding hands-on experience in these areas of study, and the 95% job placement rate, are also factors that contribute to the extraordinary educational opportunities KSU offers.
Being one of the few higher education facilities to obtain the AABI seal of approval, Kansas State is proud to have again passed this stringent evaluation. This award affirms that K-State aviation students are receiving exceptional quality flight training and that KSU’s top ranking is well-deserved.
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