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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world.


    • Embry-Riddle was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 17, 1925, by barnstormer John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry, as the Embry-Riddle Company. The company opened the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation the following spring.
    • Embry-Riddle is an independent, nonsectarian, not-for-profit coeducational university serving culturally diverse students seeking careers in aviation, aerospace, business, engineering, and related fields.
    • Embry-Riddle is a tax-exempt educational institution organized under IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) and Sec. 509(a).


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do -- and do best -- is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, nonsectarian, non-profit, coeducational university with a history dating back to the early days of aviation. The university serves culturally diverse students motivated toward careers in 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.


To achieve this purpose, the university is dedicated to the following:

    • To offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth while providing a broad-based education with emphasis on communication and analytical skills.
    • To emphasize academic excellence in the teaching of all courses and programs; to recruit and develop excellent faculty and staff; and to pursue research and creative activities that maintain and extend knowledge in aviation, aerospace and related disciplines.
    • To develop mature, responsible graduates capable of examining, evaluating and appreciating the economic, political, cultural, moral and technological aspects of humankind and society, and to foster a better understanding of the workings of the free enterprise system and its social and economic benefits, and of the profit motive, as vital forces to the potential of individuals and groups.
    • To promote ethical and responsible behavior among its students and graduates in the local, national and international aviation and aerospace communities and in the community at large.
    • To develop and effectively deliver educational programs for the adult student and professional at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including off-campus degree programs, short courses, distance learning, non-credit program seminars, workshops and conferences.
    • To support each student's personal development by encouraging participation in programs and services that offer opportunities for enhanced physical, psychological, social and spiritual growth; and, by complementing the academic experience and contributing to the development of a well-rounded individual prepared for personal and professional success.
    • To engage in research, consulting services, and related activities that address the needs of the aviation, aerospace, and related industries.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, composed of the Daytona Beach Campus, the Prescott Campus, and the Worldwide Campus, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, Telephone: 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.

























Location & Facilities

Embry-Riddle has traditional, residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus provides educational opportunities to working adults at more than 170 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition, degree programs can be pursued via the Internet through Worldwide Online.

Embry-Riddle offers a comprehensive education in major fields that prepare you for leadership in the career of your choice in aviation/aerospace or any industry. No matter what field you choose to pursue here, you study with faculty who are also industry experts, in excellent facilities with leading technology, and in programs that are career-oriented.

Residential campuses in Prescott, Arizona, and Daytona Beach, Florida, provide education in a traditional college campus setting.

Prescott, Arizona, Campus
The University's western campus in Prescott, Arizona, is 100 miles north of Phoenix. The mile-high campus has an enrollment of about 1,700 students and covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain, with campus life centered in a one-mile area. The flight training center is at nearby Prescott Love Field Municipal Airport. You can choose from 12 bachelor degrees and one master degree at the Prescott Campus.


On the Prescott Campus there are more than 75 clubs and organizations, Army and Air Force ROTC, four intercollegiate athletic teams and numerous intramural teams and club sports.

LOCATION: Prescott, Arizona (mile-high elevation). Two hours from Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. High desert climate, exceptional flying conditions, extraordinary natural environment.

STUDENTS: Approximately 1,700 students, from 50 states and 25 countries; 4 percent international; 19 percent female.



RESIDENCE OPTIONS: Three distinctive co-ed residential centers, including newly renovated Mingus Mountain Residence Halls and Thumb Butte Complex, our latest addition exclusively for freshmen (47% of students live on campus).

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS: More than 75 student organizations

ROTC: Programs include Army and the award-winning Air Force Detachment 028, consistently named "Best in the West." In 2004, Det. 028 was the third-largest detachment in the nation. The Cadet Wing is home to the ROTC programs on campus, which offer attractive scholarships to qualified students.

ATHLETICS: Independent member of NAIA Region II, fielding four intercollegiate teams: men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's wrestling. Numerous intramural teams and club sports are also available.

CAMPUS: 539 acres, including academic, residential, and recreational resources.

FACILITIES: New Academic Complex, home to an advanced weather center and meteorology suite, computer design lab, and classrooms; Aerospace Experimental and Fabrication Building; state-of-the-art engineering and wind tunnel labs; aviation safety center with crash lab, advanced flight simulators; flight line with an extensive fleet of training aircraft a short distance from campus. A new Dining Hall opened in early 2008, and the new Haas Interfaith Chapel opened in Fall 2008. Another recent addition to campus is the Christine and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Library and Learning Center.

TUITION 2009-10: Undergraduate: $27,480; room and board approximately $8,412 depending on plan; Graduate: $1,145 per credit hour. Flight costs and mandatory campus user fees not included. See all costs.

Daytona Beach, Florida Campus
Our eastern campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, is located adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport and is less than 15 minutes from miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches. The 185-acre campus serves more than 4,700 students and offers 23 undergraduate degrees, eight graduate degrees, and three programs that combine bachelor's and master's degrees in a five-year accelerated process.

The Daytona Beach campus supports 150 student organizations and clubs; Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC; 13 intercollegiate athletic teams including men's basketball and women's volleyball; and many intramural team and club sports.

LOCATION: Daytona Beach, Florida, a small coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean, home of NASCAR's Daytona 500 auto race. Campus is 1 hour from Orlando, Cape Canaveral, and the historic city of St. Augustine.

STUDENTS: Approximately 4,978 total students, from 50 states and 85 countries; 9 percent international; 16 percent female.



















List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

Daytona Beach Campus
College of Arts & Sciences

    • Human Factors & Systems
    • Humanities/Social Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Sciences
    • Army ROTC
    • Air Force ROTC
    • Naval ROTC


College of Aviation
Aeronautical Science

    • Applied Aviation Sciences
    • Flight


College of Business

    • Economics, Finance, and Information Systems
    • Management, Marketing, and Operations


College of Engineering

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Computer and Software Engineering
    • Freshman Engineering
    • Electrical and Systems Engineering
    • Mechanical, Civil, and Engineering Sciences


Prescott Campus
College of Arts & Sciences

    • Business
    • Global Studies
    • Humanities & Communications
    • Mathematics & Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Air Force ROTC
    • Army ROTC

College of Aviation

    • Aviation Sciences
    • Meteorology
    • Safety Science
    • Flight


College of Engineering

    • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
















Courses Offered Level Name of the Program



Aeronautical Science






Aerospace Engineering



BS Aerospace Engineering &
Master of Aerospace Engineering



Aerospace Studies



BS Aerospace Studies &
Master of Business Administration



Air Traffic Management



Applied Meteorology



Aviation Business Administration



Aviation Environmental Science



Aviation Maintenance Science



Business Administration



Civil Engineering






BS Communication & 
Master of Business Administration



Computational Mathematics



Computer Engineering



BS Computer Engineering &
Master of Software Engineering



Computer Science



Electrical Engineering



Engineering Physics



Global Security and Intelligence Studies



Homeland Security



Human Factors Psychology



BS Human Factors Psychology &
Master of Human Factors and Systems



BS Human Factors Psychology &
Master of Business Administration



Interdisciplinary Studies



Mechanical Engineering



Professional Aeronautics



Safety Science



Software Engineering



Space Physics



Technical Management



Technical Management - Logistics



Technical Management - Occupational Safety & Health



Technical Management - Engineering Sciences




Masters Degree



Master of Science in Aeronautics



Master of Aeronautical Science



Aerospace Engineering - MSAE/MA



Master of Business Administration



Master of Business Administration in Aviation



Master of Business Administration - Aviation Management



Master of Science in Human Factors & Systems



Safety Science



Software Engineering



Engineering Physics



Master of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management



Master of Science in Management



Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering



Master of Science in Management to Master of Business Administration in Aviation



Master of Science in Technical Management to Master of Business Administration in Aviation



Master of Science in Project Management



Master of Science in Space Education




Master of Science in Technical Management




Doctoral Degree



Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation



Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics























Institutional Scholarship Opportunities
Continuing students can apply for Institutional scholarships during January and February through ERNIE. Sign into ERNIE and select the "Student Services" link. The scholarship link will be available from January 15th to February 15th .


Embry-Riddle endowed and term scholarships are funds that are generously donated to help students pay for their education. If you are selected for a scholarship it will be paid in the Fall and Spring semesters of the following academic year.


Completing the application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. Apply Anyway! You can't win if you're not in!


The scholarship award amounts vary. They may be anywhere from $500 to $5,000. Scholarship criteria also vary. Some scholarships are very specific and others are very general. Only fields marked with an asterisk on the application are required, but please fill out as much information as you can in order to increase your eligibility for one or more of the scholarships.


Don't have leadership, honors or community activities? Apply anyway! Some scholarships do not require extracurricular activities.









The priority date for filing the application for each term is listed below.


Semester Admission for
International and Graduate Students:
Fall (August-December) June 1
Spring (January-May) Oct. 1
Summer A (May-June) March 1
Summer B (June-August) March 1


* Applications received after the dates above will be processed on space-available basis










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