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AFIT's Mission & Vision

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 technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing innovative, defense-focused graduate education and related research, and operationally-relevant 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 Systems and Logistics, and the School of Strategic Force Studies. Through its Civilian Institution Programs Office, AFIT also manages the educational programs of Airmen enrolled at more than 350 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 40-50 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 20,538 master's and 1,000 Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees 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.


AFIT's Mission
Educate our Total Force military and civilian defense professionals to innovatively accomplish the deterrence and warfighting missions of the U.S. Air and Space Forces … today and tomorrow.

We accomplish this mission by providing Airmen with world-class defense-focused and research-enabled advanced academic education, and career-long professional continuing education both on-command and on-demand. Through four schools and a non-resident civilian institution program, AFIT delivers graduate education in STEM fields; professional continuing education to civil engineers, space, nuclear, acquisition, and logistics professionals; conducts cutting-edge research in many areas including cyber, directed energy, hypersonics, stealth, navigation and space; and provides consultation and analysis support services.

AFIT's Vision
AFIT is widely-known and greatly-respected as:

  • A premier institution for defense-focused education, research and consulting assistance
  • The student’s first choice for advanced academic education and career-long professional continuing education
  • A  great place to serve

Air Force Core Values

  • Integrity first
  • Service before self
  • Excellence in all we do

 




AFIT FY21 Fact Sheet

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Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 Hobson Way
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
Commercial: 937-255-6565 | DSN: 785-6565