Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was founded in 1925 as the Embry-Riddle Flying School. It became the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation in 1939 and became the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1970. The main campus of ERAU is in Daytona Beach, Florida. The campus in Prescott, Arizona, was established in 1978 and occupies around 539 acres of land. More than 1,500 students enroll in ERAU Prescott every year.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott offers more than 10 bachelor's degrees in the fields of aeronautical science, aerospace engineering, aviation business administration, aviation environmental science, computer engineering, global security and intelligence studies, mechanical engineering and space physics, among others. A Master of Science in Safety Science is also awarded to graduate students.

Students of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott participate in a variety of sports like soccer, volleyball and wrestling. A number of intramural and clubs sports teams are also sponsored by the university. The teams are members of the NAIA Region II and are nicknamed the Eagles.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott , AZ 86301-3720
General Phone: (928) 777-3728

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Embry Riddle - Prescott Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation161aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew, air transportation
Engineering85aerospace engineering, electrical engineering
Liberal Arts70interdisciplinary studies, international relations
Science23atmospheric sciences, physics courses
Business and Management12business administration
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science, computer engineering

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34311
Master's degree161

Embry Riddle - Prescott Student Body

In 2007-2008, Embry Riddle - Prescott had a total enrollment of 1,707 students (1,589 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 84%
Women 16%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 3%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 41%
20-21 33%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

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

(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Mexico1%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%

Embry Riddle - Prescott Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Embry Riddle - Prescott Room and Board (2007)

Embry Riddle - Prescott offers campus housing for 849 of its 1,589 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Embry Riddle - Prescott Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math500640
ACT Composite2228

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 SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT51%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Embry Riddle - Prescott Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,180
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,180
Room and board $ 8,240
Room charge $ 4,350
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,350
Books and supplies $ 1,040
Other expenses $ 3,892

Financial Aid:
Embry Riddle - Prescott participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 147902)

Embry Riddle - Prescott Faculty

Embry Riddle - Prescott has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track258
Non-tenured and not on tenure track264

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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 year5$85,5321*
Associate professoracademic year17$77,2174$69,828
Assistant professoracademic year41$63,0688$59,150
Instructoracademic year3$41,4612*
All faculty totalacademic year66$67,43215$59,285

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

Embry Riddle - Prescott Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports322860

Embry Riddle - Prescott Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Liberal Arts
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Physics, Other

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Transportation, Other
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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