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How many college credits is my commercial pilots license worth?

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  1. Mark Kolber on May 18, 2013

    From zero to however many the college says it’s worth. Depends on which college, like every other life activity some colleges give credit for.

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  2. Bob Watson on May 19, 2013

    I don’t know about the credits, but the question got me thinking about when I got my PPL, IR, & CPL. I was going to the university at the same time I was taking flying lessons up to my CPL. I added up the bills from both and it turned out that all the training up to CPL cost as much as the tuition for my 4 years of undergraduate school. I don’t know if that ratio still holds but I’d bet it’s close. The college degree (in IT), however, had a much better return on investment.

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