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OU School of Aviation Named Best Program in the Nation


OU School of Aviation Named Best Program in the Nation

August 10, 2022

The School of Aviation at the University of Oklahoma has been recognized by FLYING magazine as the No. 1 program in the country out of nearly 100 colleges and universities nationwide.

“We are extremely proud to earn such high recognition from FLYING for our value, campus life and connections within the aviation industry,” said Berrien Moore, dean of the OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. “This ranking is an incredible testament to the strength of our School of Aviation and reflects the university’s continuing efforts to support the workforce needs for Oklahoma’s growing aviation and aerospace industry.”

To compile the rankings, FLYING scored each school in five categories: industry partners, value, campus life, fleet, and facilities and location. Each category was scored on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best. The OU School of Aviation scored a 9 in industry partners, value and fleet; and earned an 8 in campus life and facilities and location, for a total of 43 points out of 50.

“The University of Oklahoma’s curriculum has a strong business focus, which prepares students for the aviation industry from a different perspective,” FLYING magazine wrote about OU. “Students who attend the University of Oklahoma will have the full college experience and the opportunity to fly newer aircraft and build connections through the university’s impressive contact list.”

OU outranked other nationally renowned aviation programs, including the University of North Dakota, Purdue University, Western Michigan University and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.

The rankings are included in FLYING’s Flight School Guide, a tool launched in June to help students make an informed decision about which school may be the right fit for them.

A full list of programs that ranked in the Flight School Guide can be found here. To learn more about the OU School of Aviation, visit

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. For more information visit