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Embry-Riddle Earns 6th Consecutive Title as ‘Great College to Work For’

For the sixth straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been selected as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities.

Rankings are based on a two-part methodology: An institutional audit that captures demographics and workplace policies from each institution and a survey of employees on workforce practices. A total of 281 institutions with responses from more than 46,000 people participated in this year’s survey.

The categories in which Embry-Riddle was among only 10 universities equivalent to its size for Honor Roll status are: Compensation & Benefits, Respect & Appreciation and Work/Life Balance.

“We’re a dynamic University with a distinctive, innovative and collaborative culture,” said Embry-Riddle Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Brandon Young. “This culture is enhanced by the importance we place on family and maintaining a healthy balance between professional and personal life. Getting to work with great colleagues and some of the best and brightest students is not too bad either.”

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm. The full results/rankings will be posted July 22 in The Chronicle’s Academic Workplace Special Issue.

Embry-Riddle also consistently has been named a top employer in annual rankings by CareerBuilder/Republic Media (publisher of The Arizona Republic) and The Orlando Sentinel.

Embry-Riddle employs approximately 2,200 faculty, staff and administrators worldwide. Benefits include paid holidays, including the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, a generous personal leave program, a four-day summer workweek, a 403(b) retirement plan with Embry-Riddle gift and matching contribution, health insurance with vision and dental coverage, a telecommuting option and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. A tuition waiver program offers free tuition to employees and family members, with employees allowed paid time off to attend Embry-Riddle classes.

Media Contact:

-       Melanie Hanns, Director of Media Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Office: (386) 226-7538; melanie.hanns@erau.edu.


About The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The newspaper has over 64,000 academic subscribers and a total readership of more than 315,000. The Chronicle's website traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle employs more than 70 writers, editors and international correspondents. For more information, go to http://chronicle.com.

About ModernThink LLC

As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of Best Place to Work initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. For more information, go to www.modernthink.com.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.