Embry-Riddle Worldwide earns No. 1 ranking for online education

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has been named the No. 1 online college and university by College Choice.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide provides online education for the university’s Worldwide Campus as well as residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. The university offers 22 online programs in both aviation and non-aviation disciplines.

“We are delighted to be recognized as a leader in online education by the 2015 College Choice rankings, and to be ranked No. 1 is even more satisfying,” said Dean of Online Education Jason M. Ruckert. “We have always remained true to our mission of delivering high-quality education to students around the globe. This recognition, along with others, truly shows the university’s dedication to online education.”

According to College Choice, the rankings were based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, university websites and reputable publications like U.S. News & World Report. College Choice evaluated schools on the number of online degrees offered, academic reputation, affordability, quality of faculty, engagement, technology and other online awards received.

Earlier this year, Embry-Riddle Worldwide was ranked the No. 5 online bachelor’s degree program and No. 2 online bachelor’s program for veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

Other Notable Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been named to the following awards lists this year: the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Great Colleges to Work For; University Business Magazine’s Model of Efficiency list; U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Educators in the Nation, Best Colleges for Veterans in the South and Best Universities in the South; Orlando Sentinel’s list of Top 100 Companies for Working Families; and for the fourth consecutive year, Embry-Riddle won Exemplary Course Awards from Blackboard. Military TimesMilitary Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs publications also chose Embry-Riddle as one of the top schools for active-duty military and veterans. In the past two years, Embry-Riddle was named to Arizona Business Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies in Arizona and Arizona’s Most Admired Companies lists, as well as ranking in the top 1 percent of all U.S. private colleges in AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s “Million Dollar ROI,” among several other honors.

About College Choice

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. College Choice publishes rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice. For more information, visit www.collegechoice.net.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 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 150 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 www.worldwide.erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at http://www.YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.

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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.