This is Embry-Riddle

Discover our history.

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University we know today is the product of a long and prestigious history.

When barnstormer John Paul Riddle met entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry in 1925 and formed the Embry-Riddle Company to teach the adventurous to fly, it was the beginning of a vision that has produced more than 130,000 alumni who drive innovation and keep the aerospace and related industries running safely and productively.

Read more about our storied past and ascendant future or search historical records in the digital repository.

Get to know our campuses.

Recent high school graduates and working adults. Active service members and veterans. Classroom students and online learners.

Our campuses in Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, feature the traditional residential experience: classrooms and labs, dorms and clubs, sporting events and performances.

Embry-Riddle Online and our Worldwide Campus feature state-of-the-art online technology that offers you the flexibility of learning whenever and wherever you want.

Here are some interesting facts and figures about Embry-Riddle.

Daytona Beach, FL Campus Academics and Faculty Members
Prescott, AZ Campus Academics and Faculty Members
Worldwide Campus Academics and Faculty Members

Learning from Leaders

We hire only the best faculty. At Embry-Riddle, professors share the knowledge they’ve gained from decades of industry and higher-learning experience to our students to ensure that graduates will be better prepared than the competition in the workforce.

Learn more about our academic colleges and degrees at:

Let's play!

While our students strive to make A’s in the classroom, our student-athletes put up impressive numbers on the fields and courts as well. The student body also has access to high-quality athletic facilities to ensure they tend to their bodies when they aren’t expanding their minds.

  • Fourteen consecutive years as the best overall athletic program in the Sun Conference for the Daytona Beach Campus program, which is in the process of moving up to NCAA Division II.
  • Two national championships and 24 individual championships for Daytona Beach.     
  • Fifteen varsity sports at Daytona Beach and nine at Prescott.
  • More than 50 club, intramural, and recreational sports at Daytona Beach and more than 40 at Prescott.
Daytona Beach Women's Volleyball


Diversity is important to us.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to being a global leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education.

We continually strive to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination, so that networks, partnerships, and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect. We are Embry-Riddle.

It is all in who you know.

Whatever the campus or program you choose, you are sure to meet lifelong friends in classes, dorms, and student organizations. Our graduates go on to work for some of the world’s biggest companies, so the relationships you make on campus can continue throughout your career.

When you earn your degree from Embry-Riddle, you become part of a network of more than 130,000 alumni who will support you throughout your working life.

Once an Eagle, Forever an Eagle.

Go Embry-Riddle, Go Anywhere, #goERAU