Aviation Science Student Achievement

Enrollment

Student enrollment in each degree program and program option under review has appropriate enrollment that is tracked and verified. They have appropriate enrollment as defined by the State of Texas and the University. The following chart has the data related to the programs under review.

YearSemesterAVSMIndustrial
Technology
ConstructionDesign
2019Fall110381919
Spring9423158
2018Fall95594118
Spring95594415
2017Fall100745717
Spring8865578
2016Fall101796019
Spring75796217
2015Fall86906921
Spring8079158
2014Fall101591919
Spring72   

Enrollment in the Aviation Science Management Program averaged about 60 students per academic year from 2013-2019. The total enrollments for this period (2016-2019) were approximately 300 students. Currently, the Aviation Science Management Program has one hundred ten students in the program, with Fall 2019 being the largest freshman class in five years.  To continue the growth of the program, long and short-term goals are being revised to attract, recruit, and retain students to the program; with assistance from the Aviation Advisory Board.
The 2019 enrollment is 110 students, up from the last year’s enrollment of 100 students.

Retention

The following tables show the GPA and retention rates of the programs under review compared to the University in General and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  The table shows the Retention rates (%) of both full-time and part-time first-time freshmen into the sophomore year for the Aviation Science Management and Industrial Technology programs, compared appropriately with the University’s and College’s retention rates for five consecutive academic years.

Student GPA by Degree Program
 YearrTSU
general
Aviation
Science
Management
Industrial Tech
Construction
Industrial Tech
Design
COSET
general
20182.452.712.752.452.43
20172.542.772.642.732.60
20162.682.742.562.862.66
20152.642.892.672.502.62
20142.552.652.382.322.47
20132.572.952.202.362.56
Student Retention Rate by Degree Program
YearTSU
general
Aviation
Science
Management
Industrial Tech
Construction
Industrial Tech
Design
COSET
general
201849.7740.9148.1545.3449.51
201756.5152.6359.2356.2157.66
201648.3268.7552.7448.0850.13
201543.2855.5638.8639.5141.00
201451.4490.0050.4552.4653.47

BS in Aviation Science Management

Please note from the table above that the students in BS in Aviation Science Management performed above the GPA average for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the University in general for the years 2013 through 2018. 

Graduation Survey

The Aviation Science Management Program recently completed a survey of its graduates. The follow-up survey includes a question to investigate the satisfaction of graduates with how adequately the program prepared them academically. The question was:
“I am satisfied with the academic preparation I received through Texas Southern University Aviation program towards B.S. degree in Aviation Science Management.”
This was to be answered with these options: strongly agree, agree, somewhat agree, neither agree or disagree, somewhat disagree, disagree, and strongly agree. The figure below shows the results attained from the survey which revealed that 81% of the alumni were satisfied with the academic preparation they received through their degree in Aviation Science Management. These 81% constitutes those that strongly agreed and those that simply agreed. One of the goals of the aviation program is to prepare graduates and equip them with the skills necessary to function effectively and in technical and managerial positions.

Within the survey conducted, a question to investigate the work responsibilities for those alumni working in the industry was asked. The question was,
“What are the majority of your work/position responsibilities considered?”
the figure below shows the results from the respondents.

Technical and managerial work responsibilities yielded the highest percentages in all the options. Technical yielded 40% and Managerial yielded 37%.

Graduate Placement Data

Graduates of the aviation science management program are employed by reputable companies and agencies in government and the industry. These include Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc., Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Houston Airports, United Airlines, American Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, United States Military (Navy, Coast Guard, and Army), Western Airways, Star-based Flight, etc. as seen the following chart.

School yearGradsEmployed
Aviation Science and ManagementJob Titles
2013-20141311Airport Management and OperationsFlight Crew Scheduler
2014-20152118Fixed Based Operator ManagerAirport Ops. Coordinator
2015-20161311Security InspectorSafety Inspector
2016-20172623Project ManagerProfessional Pilot
2017-201843Aircraft MechanicAirport Director
2018-20191513Air Traffic ControlAirline Crew Scheduler
2019-202016Airline Crew SchedulerAirline Crew Scheduler
Aircraft Charter Sales RepTrip Planner
Flight Following AgentFlight Operations Agent

Salary Survey

52 TSU Aviation Alumni where surveyed about their salary.