Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was selected for the fourth straight year 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.
This year, The Chronicle rates Embry-Riddle highly in the categories of Compensation and Benefits; Facilities, Workspace and Security; and Respect and Appreciation. A total of 278 institutions participated in this year’s survey, with 71 four-year institutions being recognized as a Great College to Work For.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked Embry-Riddle as the number one school in the south for veterans, and The Military Times, Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs has chosen Embry-Riddle as one the top schools for active duty military and veterans.
Embry-Riddle employs over 2,500 faculty, staff and administrators worldwide. Benefits include several 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.
Employee feedback is the primary factor for The Chronicle of Higher Education and consulting partner ModernThink LLC in choosing schools for this designation. A full report of the selections is published online at chronicle.com.
About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. is the leading source of news, data and jobs for the higher-education and nonprofit communities. The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com), the company's flagship publication, has more than 270,000 print and digital readers weekly, and reaches 2.1 million college and university faculty members and administrators online every month. The Chronicle has been published since 1966 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an editorial staff of more than 75 reporters, editors, visual artists and Web producers, plus 15 correspondents stationed around the world.
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.
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 http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
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