The women and men in space all got their start in Earth-bound colleges and universities—many by pursuing degrees in aerospace engineering. This month marked 47 years since the first moon landing. To celebrate, U.S. News & World Report looked at which colleges and universities have produced the most astronauts, in terms of bachelor’s and graduate degrees.
The top 12 are:
United States Naval Academy: 52 astronaut alumni
United States Air Force Academy: 36 astronaut alumni
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 34 astronaut alumni