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Drone U

by Abby Zimet

Touting unprecedented education "for the benefit of mankind," Unmanned Vehicle University, America's only school offering postgraduate engineering degrees in unmanned systems - ie: drones - is thriving. Since opening in Arizona in July with five students taking its largely online courses for an annual fee of $64,000, it now has 300 graduate drone wannabees, a number expected to double next fall. And the future otherwise looks bright: A trillion-dollar global industry with the U.S. market likely accounting for 77% of spending; three U.S. universities offering primary drone degrees and dozens of other colleges with aviation programs offering minor UAV courses; a possible 10,000 commercial drones operating in the US once domestic regulations are put in place. From Drones for America, a great new animated video, "Welcome to Your Future."