Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was established in 1825 more than 20 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. It is the oldest and best institution for aerospace engineering and aviation. Embry-Riddle’s courses include the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing and management of aircrafts and their support systems. Embry-Riddle grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in these fields. Popular majors include Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, Air Traffic Controller and Business Administration. Embry-Riddle has a vibrant campus life. Month of Mayhem, movie week and intramural sports are just few of the numerous activities available to Embry-Riddle students. Embry-Riddle can proudly claim to have educated the first African-American female commercial pilot, Patrice Clarke Washington. The university is committed to academic excellence in aviation. It is the school’s mission to groom its students for successful careers and leadership roles to benefit society. 

Location: Daytona Beach, FL

Type of Institution: Four-year, private university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $15,360

Size: 5,200+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 85 %

Percentage of Women: 15%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Aviation and Aerospace

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Kappa Alpha Psi

     • Others: African Students Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, National Society of Black Engineers, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Patrice Clarke Washington

City Life: Beaches, surfing, parasailing, speedway, Jet Skis, museums (African American Museum of the Arts), art galleries, blues clubs

Website: http://www.erau.edu/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmbryRiddle