AFIT  first  granted accredited resident  degrees in 1955, more than 18,700 graduate and 760 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded.
Since AFIT's establishment in November of 1919, the institute has counted among its alumni some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists known worldwide, both past and present. This list includes Air Force pioneers Gen. George Kenney, Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Gen. Bernard Schriever, Gen. Benjamin Chidlaw, Astronauts Virgil " Gus" Grissom,  Gordon Cooper, and Guion Bluford, to name a few.
The AFIT Alumni Affairs Office is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with our worldwide network of graduates. Our mission is to continue the exchange of research, technology and career information that inspired students and faculty during their time at AFIT.