Redhawks are meant to soar. We’ll prepare you to get to new heights in your career.

You see opportunities are rising. You see the landscapes are changing. You’re ready for a stable future of adventure. Pilot jobs are expected to rise 13% by the end of the decade. For pilots of unmanned aircraft, the growth rate is over 50% in the next five years. Airlines and private companies alike are challenged to rebuild their workforce. So if you want a career filled with travel and flexibility, our aviation programs are tailored to your interests to help you soar.

  • 76% of U.S. commercial airlines either require or prefer hiring a pilot with a four-year college degree.
  • The 2021 median annual pay for airline and commercial pilots was $130k+.
  • According to the FAA 50% of licensed pilots will retire in the next 20 years, bringing job opportunities.
  • Southeast create the state’s first bachelor’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Drone pilots are needed in a variety of industries from law enforcement to agriculture to film to construction.
  • Southeast partners with US Aviation and the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, so your training is hands-on and professional. Plus, you’ll be in the air your first semester.
  • You’ll be certified to offer flight training before you graduate, meaning you can start working in the industry as you’re earning your degree.
Academic Hall, 100D
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4710