About
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s 185-acre eastern campus is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, home to NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and “The World’s Most Famous Beach." With year-round mild temperatures and more than 229 days of sunshine a year, it’s a top vacation destination and an ideal place to live, study, and fly. The campus serves a diverse student body of approximately 5,700 undergrads and 600 graduate students from 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

Mission
The Department’s educational philosophy is that ethical and responsible behavior — nested in a culture of safety and professionalism — is imperative for the success of its graduates.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the world's most comprehensive collection of academic programs focused on aviation, aerospace, business and security. Our students embark on highly specialized, career-oriented study, with the advantage of small hands-on classes and a faculty with deep industry expertise. We have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Regional University in the South" (#9) and within that category one of the "Most Innovative Schools" (#4).

Embry-Riddle offers 27 undergraduate, 15 graduate, and seven doctoral programs. Our undergraduate Aerospace Engineering program has been ranked #1 for 16 years by U.S. News & World Report, and the professional pilot program, Aeronautical Science, is one of the largest in the country. Programs in engineering, meteorology, astronomy, commercial space operations and unmanned aerial systems prepare graduates for industry success.

National and international student competitions, research and hands-on experiences are common for Embry-Riddle students. Our labs, simulators and equipment meet industry standards - so much so that companies ask to use our facilities.

Approximately 5,200 undergraduate students call Daytona Beach, Florida, home. Our spectacular beach setting lends to year-round flying weather and an exciting environment in which to study and play. With more than 190 clubs and organizations, along with NCAA Division II athletics, Embry-Riddle helps you get to where you’re going.