As part of Aviation Week’s annual study, companies are asked for two pieces of data:
1. The universities they have identified as “preferred suppliers” based on their ability to recruit students on campus who are both well-prepared academically and in programs that have a record for quality research and alumni.
2. The universities at which they have hired the highest volume of graduates.
In addition, we ask young professionals how important they believe their alma mater is to their career growth.
Top Universities for A&D
|"Preferred Supplier" Universities||Universities Where A&D Hired the Most New Grads||Universities that Young Professionals Indicate Most Influenced Careers|
|Pennsylvania State University||University of Central Florida||California Polytechnic/Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||University of Arizona||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Purdue University||University of Washington||University of Michigan|
|California Polytechnic/University of Maryland||Arizona State||Pennsylvania State University|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Purdue University|
For the past 12 years, Aviation Week has asked companies responding to the study for data that reflects their ability to meet the three most important factors when employees make career decisions (beyond money): technological challenge, learning/career development and respect/value for individuals. It is notewworthy that AGI has been among the top three companies for technological challenge each of the past five years. Rockwell Collins is the only company to be among the top five in all three categories.
|Technological Challenge||Respect/Value for Individuals||Professional Development/Learning|
|Analytical Graphics||Acutec Precision Machining||The Boeing Co.|
|The Aerospace Corp.||Aurora Flight Sciences||The Aerospace Corp.|
|Lockheed Martin Corp.||Kellstrom||Pratt & Whitney|