I'm a current Jacksonville University student and I'll argue in favor for our program.
Here at JU
, if you want to learn to fly and get your degree, we have one course available: Aviation Management and Flight Operations. While you learn to fly, you are getting a strong background in business management, taking some seriously in-depth business classes, not some lightweight "just-for-aviation" pseudo-classes.
For me, though, the big draw was the Delta Connection affilliation. Our flight department is owned and operated by the Delta Connection Academy (you can find full-page ads for us in just about any flying magazine). Upon completion of your CFI, CFII, and multi ratings, you are eligible to be hired as an Academy flight instructor where you work part-time instructing other JU
students (working on private, instrument, and eventually all the other ratings). The interview for this privilege is airline-style. It's not hard to be an Academy flight instructor though--out of 15 applicants last semester, 12 are now working here as flight instructors. The three that didn't make it all passed their interview but failed our standardization courses (i.e. they didn't study!!!!). Once you reach 800 hours of dual given and 50 multi dual given, you're eligible for your guaranteed interview at Delta Connection airlines -- right now I believe it's Comair and Chautaqua, but the other Delta Connection carriers within the next year or so. As our ads say, we do have a 97% acceptance rate into the airlines by our flight instructors. I know several people personally that got picked up in the past few months. So if you want to fly for an airline, I suggest you seriously consider going our way
Our tuition figures include the average amount spent on each rating (of course it varies for each, but right now I'm under-budget for the program as a whole, which is great!) and as with all accredited colleges you are eligible for federal financial aid and all that jazz.
I'm sure since you have an app in already that you've had some sort of correspondence with Jo Stone over in our admissions department -- she's great and a huge help. If you have any questions, contact her!