The AFIT of today is the Air and Space Force of tomorrow
The Air Force Institute of Technology, with its main campus located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the Department of the Air Force’s leader for advanced, multi-disciplinary academic education, as well as its institution for initial technical and professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate education and related research, and operationally-relevant initial skills training and professional continuing education to sustain the technological supremacy of America's air, space, and cyber forces. Since 2008, AFIT has been designated as the Air Force’s Cyber Technical Center of Excellence.
AFIT accomplishes this mission through four schools: the Civil Engineer School, the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Strategic Force Studies, and the School of Systems and Logistics. Through its Civilian Institution Programs Office, AFIT also manages the educational programs of Airmen enrolled at more than 450 civilian universities, research centers, teaching hospitals, and industrial organizations. The office also manages the Air Force’s Education with Industry (EWI) program, through which about 75-80 military and civilian Airmen spend a year with companies to learn industry best-practices and bring those practices back to the Air Force.
AFIT has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1960. In addition, the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits several AFIT master’s engineering degree programs. Since graduate degrees were first granted in 1956, AFIT has awarded 20,831 master's and 1,037 Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 18,000 graduate degrees and certifications in the past 20 years. AFIT provides professional continuing education to an average of 30,000 students each year in civil engineering, acquisition and logistics, nuclear studies, space operations, and cyberspace operations career fields.
AFIT is home to the D’Azzo Research Library with a physical holding of more than 75,000 titles. Through online databases and journal subscriptions, students and faculty have access to several thousand journal titles, conference proceedings and e-books for their research. Library facilities are shared with the Air Force Research Laboratory and collaboration efforts provide wider access to electronic resources at affordable cost and the best term of licenses.
Educate defense professionals to innovatively accomplish the deterrence and warfighting missions of the U.S. Air and Space Forces.
Leading defense-focused education, research, and consultation to accelerate military superiority across all domains.
DoD Core Values
Leadership, professionalism, and technical knowledge through dedication to duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage, and loyalty.
Air Force Core Values