On December 17, 1925 Talton Higbee Embry and John Paul Riddle founded the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. In spring 1926, the company opened the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation.Following a merge with the Aviation Corporation (AVCO), the Embry-Riddle flying school was closed in 1930.The Fritz Hotel in Miami, Florida. Embry-Riddle occupied the building prior to moving to Daytona Beach, Florida.In 1939 Riddle, John Graham McKay and wife Isabel re-established the school in Miami, Florida. Keeping the name, they partnered 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.
This school included the most famous flight alumni President John F. Kennedy and his renown flight classes.Following rapid expansion, the school moved to the former Fritz Hotel.Preempting the announced closure of Tamiami Airport where then named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute was conducting its flight operations,the school was moved to Daytona Beach in April 1965. Embry-Riddle became a nonprofit in 1959, was awarded university status in 1968 and changed its name to today’s name in 1970. Embry-Riddle started its worldwide program the same year and opened a second residential campus in Prescott, Arizona, in 1978.Though it began as a regional school for pilots and aircraft mechanics, the university enrolls nearly 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program at ERAU equips students with skills to solve even the most complex challenges in design, propulsion, and systems for aircraft and/or supercraft. For more than 17 years, the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program at Embry-Riddle has held the top ranking in the nation among schools whose highest degree is a master’s, according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide.Students gain hands-on experience from the start, with opportunities to participate in various projects and competitions. The program offers the chance to learn real-world, on-the-job engineering principles practiced by global companies and government agencies, enabling students to build a professional network within their first year.
Course Fee: USD 20,000/year
Living Cost: USD 12,000/year