Palmdale, CA (population: 150,264) has five aviation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Glendale Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an aviation program, has a total student population of 16,781. It is the 4614th highest ranked school in the USA and the 429th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about aviation programs in Palmdale, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of aviation professors at Glendale Community College such as Melody Agahjani, Sharron Dee Lencki, Vartin Petrosy, Curtis Potter, Carl Andrew Povilaitis, and Jason Price.
Aviation students from Palmdale schools who go on to become aviation safety inspectors, aerospace engineers, aviators, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 5 aviation schools with a 100-mile radius of Palmdale, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Bernardino Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($8,254/yr) for aviation students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,086/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Palmdale|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||25.3 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||27.6 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||32.8 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||39.1 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||39.7 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||40.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||40.4 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||42.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||42.7 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||44.3 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||44.8 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||45.1 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||45.1 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||47.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||48.3 miles|