Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
“An ideal place to live, study, and fly!’
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University is a private, non-profit, 4-year educational institution with a residential campus located in Daytona Beach. It is the largest and oldest aviation-focused university in the world. Students choose from more than 40 degree programs, including aerospace engineering and aeronautical science.
Given Embry-Riddle’s specialized studies, it should come as no surprise that it has dozens of instructional aircraft on hand, a student organization specifically for future air traffic controllers, and it’s own ramp at the airport! Students at the Daytona campus have access to one of the largest and most advanced fleets of training aircraft available. Over 70 planes, and nearly 400 training flights depart and arrive every day.
The Flight Ops Center boasts a state-of-the-art dispatch desk, real-time weather monitoring equipment, computer stations for flight planning, and other modern aviation conveniences designed to give students an edge in their preflight preparation. They even have their own flight team! The Eagles compete at conferences in precision flying and knowledge events.
Founded in 1926, Embry-Riddle has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,399 (fall 2020) and offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degree programs in arts, sciences, and business, in addition to its aviation studies.
Tuition and fees are approximately $39,066 per year with several scholarships available through a partnership with Boeing. The 289-acre Daytona Beach campus ranked #10 in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities South. Embry-Riddle also offers club and recreational sports opportunities, as well as varsity teams.