48 months
25251 USD/year
25251 USD/year
9375 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With the longstanding history of the Aeronautical Technology - Professional Pilot degree at Kansas State University, K-State Polytechnic has turned people passionate about aviation into the best pilots in the skies. 

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Thrilling flights. Panoramic views. Adventurous opportunities. The life of a professional pilot is full of exhilarating moments, but just like the properties of motion, you can’t arrive at one point without starting from another.  

The award-winning Aeronautical Technology - Professional Pilot degree from Kansas State University is the perfect place to begin your aviation journey.

The flight operations curriculum does more than train pilots – students receive training above and beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) minimum requirements, creating professionals that are confident to fly in all conditions, troubleshoot and solve problems, make ethical decisions and exceed the expectations of the aviation industry. 

Kansas State Polytechnic’s professional pilot degree option has elite staff and equipment to ensure students receive top-of-the-line education and training.

K-State Polytechnic continues to be the provider of choice for professional pilots. Most graduates become airline pilots, corporate pilots, military pilots, or have careers flying other aircraft. With our longstanding history at the university, Kansas State Polytechnic has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships, creating a pathway to internships and careers for our students.


The next 10 years are expected to be the largest hiring boom in the history of the aviation industry.

The hiring surge is being fueled by several factors:

  • The rapid growth of travel in Asia, which is on track as the largest air travel market in the world.
  • A looming wave of pilot retirements in the USA.
  • Proposed changes to rules that could increase the time pilots must train, rest and work.
  • And increasing demand for air travel within the USA as the economy improves.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Aviation 
  • Expository Writing 
  • College Algebra 
  • Private Pilot 
  • Private Pilot Flight Lab 
  • Aviation Meteorology 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Plane Trigonometry 
  • Professional Instrument Pilot

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Applications are still accepted after the priority date, but scholarship/award offers are then only made pending the availability of unawarded funds.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) on a 4.0 scale in high school coursework

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25251 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25251 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9375 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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