About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
On Campus Housing
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.Located in Daytona Beach, FL, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is a private university. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is part of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University group. The foundation of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach was laid down in the year 2011. The university believes in imparting quality education and giving back to society. In the same light, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach has a motto of "Expanding a tradition of excellence.". The total enrolment stands at approximately 400 (as of 2015) students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach. Around 6,402 and 654 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. Interestingly, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach has an ethnically diverse student population. At ERAUDB around 57% are white, 14% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 12% are Non-resident alien. And, at the university, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 23% of the students are females and 77% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 9 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Jerry Doyle (Politician, Stock broker), Terry W. Virts (Astronaut), Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (Astronaut, Fighter pilot), and Daniel C. Burbank (Pilot, Astronaut). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At ERAUDB, 107 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools).
Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach has been ranked at the 312nd position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to ERAUDB. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $54,724 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($36,868), books and supplies ($1,400), room and boarding ($11,746), and budget for other expenses ($4,710). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
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
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At ERAUDB, $11,746 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at ERAUDB costs around $4,538 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At ERAUDB, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 77% male and 23% female students enrolled at the university.
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
As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at ERAUDB to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,615, whereas the financial aid is $13,163. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $7,185 and institutional aid worth $13,163. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at ERAUDB based on students' financial needs add up to $4,418,488 per year.