Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (also known as Embry-Riddle or ERAU) is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a non-profit 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, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, and 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. Called “the Harvard of the sky” in the subtitle of an article in Time Magazine in 1979, Embry–Riddle’s foundations go back to the early years of flight, and the University now awards associate’s,bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in various disciplines, including aviation, aerospace engineering, business, and science.
The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at both residential campuses as well as through Embry-Riddle Worldwide at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. The university’s programs in Aviation Maintenance, Air Traffic Management, Applied Meteorology, Aeronautical Science, Aerospace & Occupational Safety, Flight Operations, and Airport Management are all accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). The bachelor and master’s programs in business at worldwide and campus are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The programs in Aeronautics, Air Traffic Management, Applied Meteorology, and Aerospace Studies are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In May 2014, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Embry-Riddle Worldwide one of the nation’s top online educators for veterans.
The Embry-Riddle Athletics administration announced in July 2014 that the University has been accepted into the NCAA Division II membership process.
In July, the university also became the nation’s first FAA-approved training provider for student airline certification.