Embry-Riddle serves more than 32,500 students at its two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and at its Worldwide Campus.
Embry-Riddle is educating more aspiring aerospace engineers than any other U.S. university.
In 2022, Embry-Riddle was named by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 provider of online bachelor’s degrees (in a tie with the University of Florida). Embry-Riddle was also named the best provider of undergraduate degree programs for veterans in 2022.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona were named in the top 10 of six separate categories — including Best Undergraduate Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering Programs, Best for Veterans and Most Innovative — in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.
Embry-Riddle's engineering physics program is one of the largest of all such ABET-accredited programs in the nation.
Embry-Riddle's undergraduate aeronautical science (professional pilot) program is the largest in the nation. Student flight teams have won numerous national championships in NIFA SAFECON competitions, more than any other institution in the last decade, and are top performers in the women’s Air Race Classic.
U.S. News & World Report has listed Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus in multiple “best of” categories, including best online bachelor’s degree programs (in a tie with the University of Florida in 2022), best online graduate MBA programs, best online graduate non-MBA programs, and best online engineering degree programs.
Embry-Riddle’s two Air Force ROTC detachments (at Daytona Beach and Prescott) form the largest university-based Air Force commissioning source in the nation.
Embry-Riddle's Air Force ROTC detachments also produce more commissioned officers and more pilots and other rated officers for the Air Force than any other institution in the nation except the Air Force Academy.
Embry-Riddle is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of air traffic controllers with bachelor’s degrees to the FAA.
Nine Embry-Riddle alumni are current or former astronauts: Daniel Burbank (Worldwide Campus, Langley AFB, Va.); B. Alvin Drew (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Ronald Garan Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.); Susan Kilrain (Daytona Beach Campus); Joshua Kutryk (Worldwide Campus); Nicole Stott (Daytona Beach Campus); Terry Virts Jr. (Worldwide Campus, Spangdahlem, Germany); Jared Isaacman (Worldwide Campus); and Chris Sembroski (Worldwide Campus).