Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a premier institution with an award-winning reputation as a leading provider of higher education and cutting-edge technical training.
The Embry-Riddle School of Aviation was founded in 1926 as a school for pilots and flight mechanics. It is one of the earliest aviation schools in the world, established only 23 years after the first successful airplane was built and flown. With almost 100 years of aviation heritage, the university has been at the forefront of ground-breaking aeronautical milestones since the early days of flight. Today, it offers a comprehensive portfolio of academic programs in aviation, engineering, aerospace, cybersecurity, global business and beyond.
ERAU's two residential campuses in the United States feature a gorgeous mountain community in Arizona and a spectacular beach setting in Florida, while the Worldwide Campus is comprised of over 130 affiliate locations around the world and an expansive digital campus for distance learning students.
Prospective students join a global community taught by industry-tested faculty that bring a current perspective to all the courses they teach, drawing vital connections between classroom learning and real-world applications. Students are also connected to an alumni network of over 140,000 professionals distributed across a wide range of fields.
The university offers over 100 different degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, as well as research positions and certification programs for continued professional development.
The aerospace engineering program at the Arizona Campus is ranked number one in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report. The Florida Campus is also recognized as one of the nation's top five most innovative schools. The university's Worldwide Campus has earned top distinctions ranking number one in the nation in the category of Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs.