United States Air Force Academy

Address: 2304 Cadet Drive Suite 3100, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

The United States Air Force Academy was first established in 1954. The USAFA offers 31 academic majors and has small classes to provide cadets with specialized training and education, with an average class size of only 19.

The total cost per graduate from the USAFA is $432,286, and the cost of education for each USAFA student is $48,181 per year. While cadets are enrolled at the USAFA, they are provided with medical and dental care, completely free of charge. There are approximately 4,400 cadets enrolled at the United States Air Force Academy every year; a total of 42,880 students have graduated from the USAFA, including its first graduating class in 1959.

Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy are not only taught about the Air Force. Participation in sports is mandatory for cadets, and many cadets have excelled in a wide variety of sports from basketball to football. Cadets are also taught leadership skills and participate in community service. More than half of all United States Air Force Academy graduates pursue flight training, although USAFA graduates have excelled in many careers, including the medical field.

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