The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University we know today is the product of a long and prestigious history.
In 1925, barnstormer John Paul Riddle met entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry, and together, they formed the Embry-Riddle Company to teach the adventurous to fly. This partnership 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.
Embry-Riddle offers a first-rate education to recent high school graduates, working adults, active service members, veterans, classroom students, and online learners.
Here are some interesting facts and figures about Embry-Riddle.
Our Florida residential campus is located less than four miles from world-famous, sandy white beaches and within a 90-minute drive to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, historic St. Augustine, and iconic Disney World.
The Worldwide Campus operates a globally recognized learning system that leverages online and face-to-face instruction and a network of education facilities designed to support student advancement in the U.S. and abroad. Embry-Riddle Online offers a long list of courses and degrees available completely online.
Our Arizona residential campus is absolutely breathtaking. Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, the campus is close to some of the country’s most inspiring and beautiful natural attractions, such as the Grand Canyon and the red rocks of Sedona. When they’re not enjoying this magnificent environment, our students often take day trips to Phoenix or weekend trips to Las Vegas.
At Embry-Riddle, our expert professors are leaders in the industry. They share the knowledge they’ve gained from decades of industry and higher-learning experience with our students to ensure graduates have a competitive edge in the workforce.
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Our student athletes join a unique team family that strives for excellence in the classroom and beyond. With typically higher grade point averages than the overall student body, our athletes maintain impressive results on and off the field:
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 aim to create a campus free of discrimination, so that networks, partnerships, and cultural competency are fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect. We are Embry-Riddle.
Whichever campus or program you choose, you will meet lifelong friends in classes, dorms, and student organizations. Our graduates 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.