About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private not-for-profit institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of its students.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was originally established in the year 1926 as Embry-Riddle Flying School. ERAU is one of the first five aviation schools in the country to be certified and recognized by the Department of Commerce’s Air Commerce Act.
The university continually strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as it supports, and embrace diverse community. The university has an extensive online and offline presence and campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. Whereas the Embry-Riddle Online and our Worldwide Campus feature state-of-the-art online technology that offers its students the flexibility of learning whenever and wherever they want.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a current population of over 6613 students and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1.
Over the last 94 years, the University expanded rapidly and now contains as many as 7 primary fields of study under its banner and an extensive online division providing a wide variety of courses. These fields of study cover an array of aviation-related and non-aviation-related industries - Applied Science, Aviation, Computers and Technology, Safety, Security and Intelligence, Business, Engineering, and Space.
The university offers several levels of degrees under these fields of studies with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, the university offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of academic programs focused on aviation, aerospace, business, engineering, and security.
Upon successful completion of a program, the University provides employment assistance to its graduates. The university’s graduates work for some of the world’s biggest companies, so the relationships the students make on campus can continue throughout their careers.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Accreditation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — including the Daytona Beach Campus, the Prescott Campus, and the Worldwide Campus — is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master and doctorate levels.
For the seventh consecutive year, aviation and aerospace powerhouse Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ranked among the nation’s top five online bachelor’s degree providers, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking.
Embry-Riddle was named No. 1 in the nation among 97 schools providing online undergraduate degree programs specifically tailored for veterans. Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus has ranked among the top five most outstanding programs for veterans on the annual U.S. News & World Report list since 2014.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution. The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $34,392 for all students regardless of their residency. However, it varies from campus to campus & from program to program.
In addition to the costs mentioned above, books and supplies cost around $1400, the room and board charge amount to $11,438, and other fees amount to $1422. Overall, it can be stated that the overall one year price for the university is about $53,250.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$66,671 per year
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Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
If the students find it difficult to sponsor all their educational fees by themselves, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers many options to assist students in paying their educational costs. It provides financial assistance like loans, scholarships, and grants to those students who are eligible.
The average financial aid amount paid by the college is about $19125. Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for the college is 001479. A student will also need to apply for an FSA ID as part of this application process.
The institution provides various different types of financial aid. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grants, state aid, institutional scholarships, and loans. Additionally, the word-study option enables students to work and earn money to pay for their education.
The Institutional Aid provided by the university is the ASA Scholarship, ROTC Scholarship, ATCA Scholarship, Gene Baker Memorial Scholarship, and the Benjamin.A.Gilman International Scholarship.
The institution also provides military aid in the form of Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program.
Almost 28% of students in the college are provided with federal grants which amount approximately to $5861 while 96% of the students benefit from gift aid amounting to $19,125. In addition to this, about 96% of the students are entitled to institutional grants, whereas 31% are entitled to state aid which amounts to $15,510 and $6,140.