Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was originally founded in 1926 as the Embry-Riddle Flying School. The school was moved from Cincinnati to Daytona Beach in 1965, and university status was granted in 1970. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Daytona Beach campus offers enrollment to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. The campus sits on 185 acres of land.

ERAU- Daytona Beach's aeronautical science and aerospace engineering are among the well known programs of the university. It also offers undergraduate degrees in subjects like air traffic management, applied meteorology, business administration, civil engineering, communication and computer engineering. Master degrees in aeronautics, aerospace engineering, business administration, human factors and systems, software engineering and engineering physics, as well as doctoral degrees in engineering physics.

ERAU- Daytona Beach sponsors over 10 intercollegiate teams in sports like golf, soccer and basketball.

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Contacting Embry Riddle

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
600 S Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach , FL 32114-3900
General Phone: (800) 222-3728

Embry Riddle Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation407aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, air traffic controller
Engineering278aerospace engineering, civil engineering courses, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering
Business and Management136business administration
Liberal Arts30interdisciplinary studies
Therapy and Counseling25environmental psychology
Computer Science and Engineering23computer science, computer engineering, software engineering
Science17atmospheric sciences
Mechanics and Repair16aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician14occupational safety tech, engineering technician
Media5communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement3security and protective services

Number of programs and degrees for Embry Riddle in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree84421
Master's degree1106

Embry Riddle Student Body

In 2007-2008, Embry Riddle had a total enrollment of 4,978 students (4,804 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 85%
Women 15%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 32%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)8%
New York7%
New Jersey6%
North Carolina3%
South Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%
Puerto Rico1%

Embry Riddle Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 73 %

Embry Riddle Room and Board (2007)

Embry Riddle offers campus housing for 2,032 of its 4,804 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Daytona Beach, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Embry Riddle Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math490620
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT44%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Embry Riddle Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,540
Room and board $ 8,240
Room charge $ 5,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,580
Books and supplies $ 1,040
Other expenses $ 3,892

Financial Aid:
Embry Riddle participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 147900)

Embry Riddle Faculty

Embry Riddle has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4914
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5116

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$128,5182*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$107,2152*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$88,8380*
Associate professoracademic year64$69,8259$64,624
Assistant professoracademic year59$60,55524$61,500
Instructoracademic year4$35,5965$36,951
All faculty totalacademic year164$69,94538$59,010

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Embry Riddle Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Florida Sun Conference
Baseball Florida Sun Conference
Track Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports364278

Embry Riddle Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Civil Engineering, Other
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Environmental Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Traffic Controller
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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