Embry-Riddle at a Glance
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. A truly international institution, the university educates undergraduate and graduate students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, at approximately 125 Worldwide Campus locations around the globe, including campuses in Singapore and Brazil, and through online learning.
The university offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aeronautics, Aviation, Business, Engineering, and Security and Intelligence.
Committed to serving the emerging needs of the aviation and aerospace industry, Embry-Riddle Ph.D. degree programs include Aerospace Engineering, Aviation, Aviation Business Administration, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Human Factors, and Mechanical Engineering.
These Ph.D. programs expand the applied research opportunities for our students and faculty to collaborate with industry, government agencies and other universities to deliver real-world solutions. Our research partners have included the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, NASA, and the FAA.
U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and other independent authorities rank Embry-Riddle undergraduate programs as “bests” in aerospace engineering programs, engineering degrees and among top colleges for aerospace internships and co-op programs. Embry-Riddle also ranks among best colleges in Arizona and Florida and best regional universities (South).
Embry-Riddle is recognized as a military-friendly school by Military Times, Military Advanced Education & Transition, U.S. Veteran and Victory Media. Embry-Riddle is No. 1 in the nation among 97 schools providing online undergraduate degree programs tailored for veterans according to U.S News & World Report, which has also ranked the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus degree program in the top five for veterans since 2014.
For the seventh consecutive year, Embry-Riddle ranked among the nation’s top five online bachelor’s degree providers in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking.
Among private colleges, Embry-Riddle has been listed in several “best” categories, including best value, best starting salary and best return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online, College Choice, PayScale, Smart Asset, Value Colleges, and the U.S. Department of Education.
The university’s 185-acre campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, is located next to Daytona Beach International Airport and Daytona International Speedway, only minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and only an hour’s drive from Kennedy Space Center and Orlando.
The 177,000-square-foot Mori Hosseini Student Union is the heart of the campus, offering student services in one convenient location, including a library set beneath an arching skylight. Another striking campus building is the observatory at the College of Arts & Sciences, which operates the largest university-owned research telescope in the Southeast.
Bachelor’s degrees of note at the Daytona Beach Campus include Aerospace & Occupational Safety, Aerospace Physiology, Global Conflict Studies, Spaceflight Operations, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science. Master’s degrees include Aviation Finance, Data Science, Cybersecurity Engineering, Human Factors, and Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering.
The John Mica Engineering & Aerospace Innovation Complex, located in Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Research Park, is a hybrid research center and business incubator that attracts scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. With direct access to the airport, the Applied Aviation and Engineering Research Hangar offers additional specialized resources to corporate and research partners.
Student teams regularly take top honors in competitions hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Aeronautical Science students excel in annual flight competitions such as the women’s Air Race Classic and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON regional and national events. Based on academic performance and the quality of their research, three students were among the 2020 “20 Twenties” honorees named by Aviation Week as tomorrow’s industry leaders.
The university’s mile-high, 539-acre campus is located in Prescott, Arizona. Popular recreational opportunities near campus include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Center houses 20 state-of-the-art labs dedicated to robotic systems, satellites, unmanned aerial systems, commercial aircraft, military aircraft, physics, chemistry, biology and more. The building also contains classrooms, a multimedia center, a supercomputer system and the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium. The campus is also home to North America’s only fully scenario-based accident investigation training facility, the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Laboratory.
The nation’s first College of Security & Intelligence offers bachelor’s degrees in Cyber Intelligence & Security and Global Security & Intelligence Studies as well as master’s degrees in Cyber Intelligence & Security and Security & Intelligence.
Additional noteworthy degree programs at the Prescott Campus include Forensic Biology, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Simulation Science, Games and Animation, and Global Business and Supply Chain Management.
The College of Aviation offers degrees for professional pilots with fixed-wing and rotary-wing options. Student flight teams have won numerous national championships in NIFA SAFECON competitions and rank highly in the women’s Air Race Classic.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide provides educational opportunities for working professionals. It offers academic programs online and at approximately 125 civilian and military learning centers in Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Campuses are in Brazil and Singapore. With flexible course delivery systems, students can learn in the classroom, online, or through a blend of instruction modes as needed – making programs responsive to the needs of deployed military students. Via Worldwide’s EagleVision technology, students in different locations can receive instruction at the same time.
Working collaboratively with the industries we serve, Embry-Riddle is advancing its reputation as an aerospace, business, science, engineering and research powerhouse. The university prepares graduates to become leaders and innovators in their fields. A dedicated faculty, administrators, alumni, trustees and advisory board members inspire and support our students and share their love of aviation and commitment to maintaining Embry-Riddle’s preeminence as the global aerospace educator.