Not surprisingly, nine of the 39 (23%) currently active NASA astronauts attended a US service academy. The rest are from a wide variety of colleges, though, and include only 10% 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 (5)

US Air Force Academy (3)

Frostburg State

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

US Naval Academy (4)

Purdue

George Washington U

U Washington

The Citadel

CSU Fullerton

MIT

U Illinois

North Carolina State

UCLA

U North Dakota

UC San Diego

Rice

Rensselear

Tennessee Tech

Source: nasa.gov