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Embry-Riddle Grads Can Bank On Degree Paying Off

Prescott, Daytona Beach Campuses Rank No. 1 Statewide for Return on Investment

May 23, 2013

Embry-Riddle Degree Pays Off

Out of more than 1,000 U.S. universities and colleges, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus in Arizona and Daytona Beach Campus in Florida are No. 1 among schools in their states for producing graduates whose tuition dollars reap hefty rewards in a trying job market, according to a leading salary data collector study.

The 2013 PayScale College Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings also shows the Prescott Campus as No. 2 in the regional category of Mountain Schools and No. 43 nationwide with a 6.8 percent annual ROI. With a 6.4 percent annual ROI, Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus ranks No. 7 among Southeast schools and No. 81 in the nation.

“This study confirms that students can literally bank on Embry-Riddle’s reputation and that the cost of attending Embry-Riddle is well worth the investment,” said Dr. John P. Johnson, Embry-Riddle president. “It reflects well on the quality of an Embry-Riddle education that our graduates are some of the most successful and well-respected leaders in the aerospace industry and beyond.”

Each year PayScale compiles statistics from public, private and for-profit schools while also surveying their graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree and are employed full-time in the United States. To view the complete 2013 PayScale College Return on Investment Rankings, visit

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