Embry-Riddle Earns 8th Consecutive Title as Great College to Work For

For the eighth 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.

The rankings were based on a two-part methodology: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution and a survey of employees on workforce practices. More than 53,000 people at 253 institutions participated in this year’s survey, with 84 of the schools earning the title of Great College to Work For.

Embry-Riddle was cited for excellence in the categories of Compensation & Benefits; Job Satisfaction; Respect & Appreciation; and Work/Life Balance.

“It’s an honor for Embry-Riddle to once again be named among Great Colleges to Work For,” said University President Dr. P. Barry Butler. “In addition to our exceptional employee benefits and respect for work-life balance, the culture of Embry-Riddle encourages a passion for educational excellence. Our shared mission to serve students makes working at Embry-Riddle meaningful and rewarding.”

Embry-Riddle employs more than 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, 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.

The full survey rankings can be found online here.

To administer the Great Colleges to Work For survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm.




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