Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, we teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.
Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers' first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace. The curriculum at Embry-Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them.
The University engages in extensive research and consulting that address the unique needs of aviation, aerospace, and related industries.
Residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., provide education in a traditional setting, while Embry-Riddle Worldwide provides instruction through both online and face-to-face methods via a network of education facilities designed to support student advancement in the U.S. and abroad.
All academic programs at Embry-Riddle are approved for veterans' educational benefits and are accompanied by personalized academic advisement.
Embry-Riddle serves nearly 34,000 students at its two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and at its Worldwide Campus.
Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is the largest in the nation.
Embry-Riddle's engineering physics program is one of the largest of all such ABET-accredited programs in the nation.
Embry-Riddle's undergraduate aeronautical science (professional pilot) program is the largest in the nation. Student flight teams have won numerous national championships in NIFA SAFECON competitions, more than any other institution in the last decade, and are top performers in the women’s Air Race Classic.
The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and others rank Embry-Riddle highly in the categories of best undergraduate aerospace engineering programs, best undergraduate engineering programs, best bachelor’s degrees in engineering, best colleges in Arizona and Florida, best regional universities (South), and best college astronomy observatories.
U.S. News & World Report, Military Times, Military Advanced Education, U.S. Veterans, and G.I. Jobs publications consistently name Embry-Riddle in the categories of best for veterans, top military-friendly school, top veteran-friendly school, best online bachelor’s programs for veterans, best regional universities (South) for military and veterans, best online MBA programs for veterans, and best online non-MBA graduate business programs for veterans.
U.S. News & World Report and College Choice list Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus in the categories of best online bachelor’s programs, best online graduate MBA programs, best online graduate non-MBA programs, and best online engineering degree programs.
Embry-Riddle is ranked highly among private colleges for best value, best starting salary, and best return on investment by Forbes, Best Value Colleges, PayScale, SmartAsset, College Choice, and Affordable Colleges Online.
Embry-Riddle's two Air Force ROTC detachments form the largest university-based Air Force commissioning source in the nation.
Embry-Riddle's Air Force ROTC detachments also produce more commissioned officers and more pilots and other rated officers for the Air Force than any other institution in the nation except the Air Force Academy.
Embry-Riddle is the nation's largest supplier of air traffic controllers with bachelor degrees to the FAA.
Seven Embry-Riddle alumni are current or former astronauts: Daniel Burbank (Worldwide Campus, Langley AFB, Va.); B. Alvin Drew (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Ronald Garan Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Susan Kilrain (Daytona Beach Campus); Joshua Kutryk (Worldwide Campus); Nicole Stott (Daytona Beach Campus); and Terry Virts Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Spangdahlem, Germany.