Located in Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University offers three different Associate of Applied Science programs, three Bachelor of Science programs, and three Master of Science degrees in aviation.

The aviation program is smaller than others but they are nationally recognized and work with many industry partners to ensure their students are set up for success.

Southern Illinois University hangers its aircraft at Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH), which is about a 15-minute drive from the main campus. This is also where aviation students will take most of their aviation classes.