Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Did You Know?

  • Embry-Riddle has nearly 32,000 full-time enrolled students at its two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and at its Worldwide Campus.
  • Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus has more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is the largest in the nation, three times the size of the next largest program.
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Embry-Riddle's undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation.
  • Embry-Riddle's engineering physics program is one of the largest of all such ABET-accredited programs in the nation.
  • Embry-Riddle's undergraduate aeronautical science (professional pilot) program is the largest in the nation; it is as large as the other top 10 U.S. collegiate flight programs combined.
  • Embry-Riddle's two Air Force ROTC detachments form the largest university-based Air Force commissioning source in the nation.
  • Embry-Riddle's Air Force ROTC detachments also produce more commissioned officers and more pilots and other rated officers for the Air Force than any other institution in the nation except the Air Force Academy.
  • The major airlines hire more alumni from Embry-Riddle than from any other collegiate aviation program.
  • Embry-Riddle is the nation's largest supplier of air traffic controllers with bachelor degrees to the FAA.
  • Six Embry-Riddle alumni are current or former astronauts: Daniel Burbank (Worldwide Campus, Langley AFB, Va.); B. Alvin Drew (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Ronald Garan Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Susan Kilrain (Daytona Beach Campus); Nicole Stott (Daytona Beach Campus); and Terry Virts Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Spangdahlem, Germany.
  • Embry-Riddle has an annual operating budget of approximately $315 million.
  • Embry-Riddle conducts approximately $17 million per year in applied research.