One of the largest aviation programs in the nation
The College of Aviation at Western Michigan University offers the only comprehensive aviation program at a public university in Michigan, and with just under 1,000 undergraduate students, is one of the largest aviation programs in the nation. Backed by almost 80 years of aviation experience and our excellent industry reputation, the college is a powerful force in the future of aviation training.
WMU is also proud to offer its bachelor’s program in Aviation Flight Science to Punta Gorda, Florida. We look to extend our excellent industry reputation to make a positive impact in Charlotte County and the greater region. Students will receive guidance from world-class aviation instructors and flight time at our Punta Gorda Airport hangar location.
The college's vision is to establish and maintain the most advanced training fleet and equipment available in collegiate aviation, complementing a world-class professional aviation program consistently viewed as one of the best in the world. The college continuously examines its pedagogy, pioneering revolutionary new methods of instruction designed to improve communication skills necessary in all fields of aviation: management, maintenance and flight. The college produces graduates who think critically, communicate effectively and participate meaningfully and ethically in the dynamic field of aviation.