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.
Recent high school graduates and working adults. Active service members and veterans. Classroom students and online learners.
Here are some interesting facts and figures about Embry-Riddle.
Our Florida residential campus is located less than 4 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 that can be taken completely online.
Our Arizona residential campus is absolutely breathtaking. Located in the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona, 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.