Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Graduates: 46�
Undergraduates: 1678
Graduates: 46�
Setting: City
In-state Tuition: $30,720.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $30,720.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1275 / 29 / 3.6
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 77:23
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 80%

Embry�Riddle Aeronautical University is a non-profit private university in the United States, with residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, and a "Worldwide Campus" comprised

Our mission is to teach the science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace, preparing students for productive careers and leadership roles in service around the world. Our technologically enriched, student-centered environment emphasizes learning through collaboration and teamwork, concern for ethical and responsible behavior, cultivation of analytical and management abilities, and a focus on the development of the professional skills needed for participation in a global community. We believe a vibrant future for aviation and aerospace rests in the success of our students. Toward this end, Embry-Riddle is committed to providing a climate that facilitates the highest standards of academic achievement and knowledge discovery, in an interpersonal environment that supports the unique needs of each individual. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's leader in aviation and aerospace education. The University is an independent, non-profit, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering and related fields leading to associate�s, baccalaureate�s, master�s and doctoral degrees.

The seed that would become Embry�Riddle Aeronautical University was planted on December 17, 1925 (exactly 22 years after the Wright Brothers' first flight), when Talton Higbee Embry and John Paul Riddle formed an aircraft dealership named the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. Embry was a wealthy aviation enthusiast who financed the venture and served as the company's president. In 1926 (the date shown on the university seal), the company opened the Embry-Riddle Flying School, which grew rapidly. On December 17, 1927, the company established Cincinnati's first regular airmail service, running to Chicago. In 1929, the newly formed Embry-Riddle Aviation Corporation sold a controlling stake in itself to Aviation Corporation (AVCO), which phased out the Embry-Riddle Flying School in the fall of 1930. Shortly after, AVCO became American Airways (the predecessor of American Airlines), and by 1932, the Embry-Riddle Company was gone. The Fritz Hotel in Miami, Florida. Embry-Riddle occupied the building prior to moving to Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1939 Riddle contacted Embry with a view to getting back into training pilots, but Embry was not interested. Riddle, now living in Miami, Florida, found a partner in John G. McKay and his wife Isabel. Keeping the Embry-Riddle name, they re-established the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, partnering with the University of Miami to provide flight training under the Civilian Pilot Training Program, increasing the number of pilots immediately preceding World War II. The Embry-Riddle School of Aviation expanded rapidly, and soon moved to the former Fritz Hotel. Riddle and McKay also formed the Riddle Aeronautical Institute at Carlstrom Field, in early 1941 for the purpose of training pilots for the United States Army Air Corps (the U.S. Air Force did not yet exist). A separate division of Embry-Riddle provided technical training in maintenance and metal work. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Embry-Riddle and its various divisions expanded rapidly to train aviators during the war, and the Carlstrom Field facility trained pilots for the Royal Air Force, while nearby Dorr Field prepared pilots for advanced training with the U.S. Army Air Forces. Embry-Riddle quickly exhausted the market for flight training. In late 1943 Brazil�s Air Minister requested Embry-Riddle establish a flight school in S�o Paulo, Brazil, to provide Brazilian cadets with technical instruction. By early 1944, Escola T�cnica de Avia��o had been established and provided basic, aircraft, engines, and instrument departments. In 1944 McKay purchased Riddle's share of Embry-Riddle as Riddle chose to remain in Brazil.

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Biscone, Gregory A. 1993 United States Air Force Brigadier General and Deputy Director of Operations at United States Central Command. Burbank, Daniel C. 1991 American astronaut and US Coast Guard Captain. Currier, John 1998 US Coast Guard Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. Davis, Kevin 1996 US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Top Gun Graduate, and former F/A-18 Blue Angels Pilot. Doyle, Jerry 1987 American actor and radio talk show host. Drew, Benjamin Alvin 1995 US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and an American astronaut. Durant, Michael J. 1995 US Army helicopter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mogadishu accounted in the film Black Hawk Down. Awarded the POW Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three times the Distinguished Flying Cross. Edozien, Connally 2001 Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks FC. Feith, Greg 1996 Retired Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. Garan Jr., Ronald J. 1995 American astronaut and US Air Force Colonel. Hagedorn, James 1979 Chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro and former F-16 fighter pilot. Hargreaves, Sophie. A, PhD 2000 Fulbright Scholar Jackson, James 1990 Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and Chief of Air Force Reserve Command Kilrain, Susan 1982 American astronaut and US Navy Commander. Tinsley, Thomas L. 1984 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, Commander of the 3rd Wing, F-15C test pilot. Larkins, Jamail 2007 First ambassador for Aviation & Space Education for the Federal Aviation Administration. Magnussen, Karen L. 1997 RollerJam skater and a Junior Olympic speedskating title holder. O'Grady, Scott 1989 US Air Force F-16 pilot who evaded capture after being shot down over Bosnia in 1995, as featured in the film Behind Enemy Lines. Hitesh Patel 1987 Executive Vice President, Kingfisher Airlines. Paulsen, Kraig 1994 Iowa State Representative and minority whip. al-Rabia, Fouad Mahoud 1988 Prisoner held in extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp without formal charges, Remkes, Robertus C.N. 1987 US Air Force Major General and Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the United States European Command. McKeown, Andrew P. 1995 US Army helicopter pilot, Retired Senior Aviator, OH-58D(I) KW, Founding member of TF-118 and recipient of numerous awards and decorations for service and valor in Operations Prime Chance and Earnest Will. Ribas-Dominicci, Fernando L. 1985 US Air Force Major, killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon. Stalder, Keith J. 1994 United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. Stott, Nicole P. 1987 American astronaut. Virts, Jr., Terry W. 1997 American astronaut and US Air Force Colonel. Washington, Patrice C. 1982 First African-American captain for a major airline. Weinstein, Jack 1987 US Air Force Major General Wheeler, Robert E. 1995 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Woodward, Daniel P. 1980 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General and Pilot. Wyckoff, Charles E. 2002 Army Sgt. Recipient of Distinguished Service Cross in Operation Enduring Freedom.


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