The Leading Edge

When we say award-winning, we mean it. Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate Aerospace Engineering programs have been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 20 years, and our Worldwide Campus was recently named No. 1 in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans.

Embry-Riddle Graduate Student Noemi Miguelez works in the parts manufacturing section of the WiDE lab at the MicaPlex
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A national leader in aviation, aerospace and STEM, we are training the workforce of tomorrow and blazing trails in discovery and exploration. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues to earn top distinctions across all three campuses in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.


Hands-on and career-focused programs – that’s what sets Embry-Riddle Eagles apart and prepares them to become the best and brightest in their fields. Our Prescott, Arizona campus ranked No. 1 in the nation in the category of Best Undergraduate Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering Programs at schools where a doctorate is not offered – a distinction we’ve now held for 20 years. 

Students gain practical experience from the start with opportunities to participate in research projects, collaborate in competitions and build a professional network within their first year. High-tech facilities like our Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB) and other on-campus labs serve as a breeding ground for innovation. The program offers the chance to learn real-world, on-the-job engineering principles practiced by global companies and government agencies – experience that gives students a competitive advantage like no other.


Embry-Riddle students online and at locations across the globe have the future at their fingertips with flexible scheduling, expert faculty and cutting-edge virtual lab technology. That’s why our Worldwide Campus was named No. 1 in Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and No. 1 in Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans.  

We offer diverse degrees and programs through three academic colleges and a blend of online and on-campus learning methods that are just as unique as our students. Whether students are working, raising a family, in the military or facing a career change, our experience as a leading online educator ensures they reach their personal and professional goals. From engineering groundbreaking solutions to leading the future of flight, our programs help students turn dreams into reality through classes that are accessible, flexible and, best of all, affordable.

Daytona Beach 

From steam-powered propulsion systems to unmanned autonomous systems, Embry-Riddle engineers solve real-world problems and push the boundaries of innovation. For 16 consecutive years, Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus held the No. 1 spot in Best Undergraduate Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering Programs among non-doctorate schools. Since expanding program offerings to include Ph.D. degrees in addition to bachelor's and master's, the campus runs the largest Aerospace Engineering program in the nation and ranks No. 8 in the same category.

Embry-Riddle’s College of Engineering cultivates a project-based, experiential learning environment that produces graduates who are ready to hit the ground running from day one. Theory and research go hand in hand with students being involved in every aspect of our university’s groundbreaking research. Students learn from industry-tested faculty and have access to state-of-the-art facilities – the Advanced Dynamics and Control Lab, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab and Rocket Lab just to name a few.

Our goal is simple: to help our students achieve theirs. Learn more about our award-winning degree programs and discover the Embry-Riddle difference.