Discover Our History

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 155,000 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.

Man standing in front of a plane

Get to Know Our Campuses

Embry-Riddle offers a first-rate education to recent high school graduates, working adults, active service members, veterans, classroom students, and online learners.

Our campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, feature a traditional residential experience, complete with 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

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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Let's Play!

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:

  • Daytona Beach offers 20 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II, while Prescott features 13 varsity sports in NAIA athletics. Since joining NCAA Division II, the Eagles have captured 18 conference championships and 25 teams have made NCAA postseason appearances.
  • Accolades in Daytona Beach include two national championships, 29 individual championships, 110 regular season conference championships, and 51 conference tournament titles.
  • Prescott celebrates eight wrestling national championships, 24 California Pacific Conference championships, and has won the conference Commissioner’s Cup for the past four years.
  • More than 670 student-athletes have been named All-Americans
  • Dozens of intramural and club sports are offered at both campuses.
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 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.

It is All in Who You Know

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 155,000 alumni who will support you throughout your working life.

Once an Eagle, Forever an Eagle.