Not surprisingly, 15 of the 47 (32%) currently active NASA astronauts attended a US service academy. The rest are from a wide variety of colleges, though, and include only 17% from the MC25. If you’ve got the right stuff, it appears you’ve got an equal chance at being an astronaut regardless of where you attended college. (Note: Click on the word ‘Lists’ in the menu for important notes for this section.)

Currently active NASA astronauts

US Military Academy (6)

US Air Force Academy (4)

U San Diego (2)

UC Santa Barbara

Washington U in St. Louis

Albion College

LeMoyne College

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Tulane

Davidson

Brown

Oregon State

St. John’s U (MN)

Harvard

Southeastern Massachusetts U

U Kansas

US Naval Academy (5)

MIT (3)

U North Carolina Chapel Hill

U Washington

The Citadel

CSU Fullerton

Purdue

U Illinois

North Carolina State

UCLA

Boston U

UC San Diego

Rice

Rensselear

Tennessee Tech

Stanford

Source: nasa.gov

(last updated 3/31/2021)