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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Embry-Riddle Worldwide One of Nation’s Best Online Educators

For the fifth consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is the only private, not-for-profit institute out of 346 universities nationwide ranked in the Top 5 of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list for best online bachelor’s degrees.

In the annual list for 2018, Embry-Riddle Worldwide (online.erau.edu) tied for second place with Temple University. First place was Ohio State University and the remaining top five included Arizona State University and Utah State University.

To publish its annual lists, U.S. News & World Report analyzes nearly 1,500 online bachelor’s degree programs at universities in the following categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology. For the complete U.S. News & World Report 2018 list, go to usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/rankings

“Our never-ending commitment to provide innovative and forward-thinking online degree programs and delivery platforms is at the heart of what we do every day, and it’s an honor to be recognized for those efforts,” said Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret. “To be ranked at the top of a list of nearly 350 schools with incredible reputations not only motivates us to sustain that excellence but take it to next level.”

Embry-Riddle Worldwide, with its administrative headquarters based in Daytona Beach, Fla., provides bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs for more than 23,000 students online and at 125 campuses in the United States and globally. It has earned numerous accolades including being named one of the best online colleges in the national by the Center for Online Education, multiple top nods for its online master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering programs from independent online ranking providers as well as being designated a top military-friendly school by Victory Media.

“What sets Embry-Riddle Worldwide apart is that we are one of the pioneers of online education and for more than 25 years have been honing and expanding our efforts to excel in the areas this ranking acknowledges,” said Dr. Jason M. Ruckert, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Vice Chancellor for Online Education. “We find new ways to engage our students, incorporate the latest in technology and student services, provide real-world and valuable education and experience via faculty who actually work in the careers our students want to pursue, and in the end, our graduates carry on that well-earned reputation for being the best.


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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.