Educational Institutions

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.

aka ERAU   |   Daytona Beach, FL   |  https://www.erau.edu/

Mission

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world leader in aviation and aerospace higher education. Our mission is to teach the science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace, preparing students for productive careers and leadership roles in business, government agencies and the military. Our reputation as a leader in aviation and aerospace higher education is grounded in its aviation roots dating back to 1926. Our vision is for Embry-Riddle to be the source for innovation and excellence in aerospace education and research. We will be the unquestioned global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, with a reputation for personal attention to the success of all students.

Ruling year info

1993

President

P. Barry Butler Ph.D.

Main address

1 Aerospace Boulevard

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 USA

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EIN

59-0936101

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Globally, the aviation industry is in a period of unprecedented change. Now more than ever, aviation needs leaders who understand how to meet the challenges our industry faces. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides working professionals with the tools they need to succeed in this dynamic industry. Embry-Riddle provides a transformative educational experience through fostering collaboration and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior, a culture of research and discovery, and a focus on the development of the professional skills needed for success in a global business. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing a climate that facilitates the highest standards of academic achievement, innovation and entrepreneurship in a culturally diverse community that supports the unique needs of each individual.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Aeronautical Science

More than 800,000 pilot jobs will open up worldwide over the next 19 years, according to a report by Boeing*. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from ERAU prepares graduates to fill these upcoming positions by combining a four-year technical degree with flight training. Entering the aviation job market with a degree from Embry-Riddle will ensure that graduates are considered for the top jobs in the industry. Students not only learn to fly, they also gain skills in leadership, critical thinking, and research as well as insight into the business aspects of the industry. Known as the largest degree program for professional pilots in the world, Embry-Riddle also has the largest civilian flight training fleet in the United States, based on enrollment figures and fleet size. The academic portion of the curriculum includes aeronautics, aerodynamics, flight physiology including high altitude training, and more. The Aeronautical Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Population(s) Served
Students
Young Adults (20-25 years)

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety program is designed for students who have a keen interest in safety and want to work to prevent potential hazards. Embry-Riddle’s long history, focused on safety, has positioned the university to offer an unmatched learning experience concentrating on identifying and minimizing potential hazards. The Aerospace and Occupational Safety program gives students direct access to a dedicated and focused faculty who bring years of experience in the field of occupational safety and health. Because of the multidisciplinary course material, students graduate prepared to work not only in the aviation industry but also in areas such as manufacturing, construction, insurance, transportation, entertainment, and government services. This program prepares its graduates to provide safety management expertise to organizations following federal regulations and standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as state environment, health, hygiene, and workplace requirements. The curriculum also meets the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards.

Population(s) Served
Students

The Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program at Embry-Riddle 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. The prestige of this program doesn’t end there. Students benefit from the most modern, state-of-the-art resources available today — the same tools in use by aerospace engineering professionals around the globe. No other Aerospace Engineering program in the United States attracts more students. 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. Aerospace Engineering students attend classes in dynamic, engineering-related labs and facilities. Students frequently work with one-on-one with faculty on research projects and activities. Embry-Riddle’s Aerospace Engineering graduates enjoy an extremely high job placement rate after graduation (96% of graduates are employed or have chosen to go on to higher education within a year of graduating). Students credit Embry-Riddle with excellent preparation for real-world job demands.

Population(s) Served
Students

As a recognized leader in aviation and airworthiness education, Embry-Riddle offers a master’s degree in Airworthiness Engineering designed to prepare graduates for a successful career certifying and testing aircraft systems, parts, and products. This online graduate degree for students who already have a degree in a related engineering field features a curriculum that provides a favorable balance of practical and experience-based training using the most current techniques and tools available and is designed to be completed in 30 months. Our expert faculty have extensive industry experience and provide students first-hand knowledge, enthusiasm and guidance. Students augment their engineering and science background with studies in Airworthiness Process and Procedures, Systems Safety and Certification, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design, Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles, Application-based Advanced Engineering Mathematics, and the Application of the Safety Management System (SMS) within Airworthiness Engineering. Studies also include electives in Aerospace Engineering and Management. This distinctive curriculum paves the way to a career in airworthiness engineering, opening the door to become an FAA-approved Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) or a Designated Engineering Representative (DER).

Population(s) Served
Students

A Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree from Embry-Riddle prepares graduates to either begin or further advance their career in the field of cybersecurity. The program is a cutting-edge degree in a dynamic, growing field. And there’s an accelerated degree option if you happen to be a B.S. in Engineering student looking to earn two degrees simultaneously. Cybersecurity engineering careers are on the rise in both public and private sectors worldwide. Careers span the financial and healthcare industries, military, government, and corporations ranging in everything from cybersecurity systems to policy and operations. The Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering’s (ECSSE) Industry Advisory Board ensures that curriculum and research activities are aligned with what’s going on in the cyberspace engineering industry. So graduates can be assured that they’ll emerge with the skills needed to tackle the most advanced cybersecurity issues. Program faculty come from diverse technical backgrounds and offer students plenty of one-on-one attention. Throughout coursework students get to take advantage of hands-on projects and work together in teams that mirror real-world scenarios. At ERAU, students are not only connected to a network of fellow students and faculty, who are industry professionals, but have the option to get involved with campus activities and organizations. These include the Engineering Design Club, ERAU Mobile Application Development Club, and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Population(s) Served
Students

Embry-Riddle is one of just a few universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Because Embry-Riddle is the nexus of aviation education, students benefit from much more than prestige; they learn from experienced faculty who share firsthand knowledge in aviation and who are at the forefront in the developing field of unmanned aircraft. Currently, there are few UAS professionals because this field is so new. Used primarily in military, firefighting, disaster relief, and law enforcement applications, the future of this field has seemingly limitless potential. The Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems program provides graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to become industry leaders in a variety of UAS related fields, including UAS pilots, sensor operators, mission planners and ground technicians. Students study the spectrum of the industry including hazardous operations, government regulations, surveillance, data collection, and even the engineering aspects of UAS.

Population(s) Served
Students

The aviation industry contributes more than $150 billion annually to the U.S. economy and employs more than one million people across the country, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration is designed for students to excel in this high-powered, fast-paced industry. ERAU’s B.S. in Aviation Business Administration degree will help students get ahead in the high-powered aviation industry. In the high-powered aviation industry, the key staff, operational, and executive positions are awarded to professionals who display a thorough knowledge of aviation as well as an exceptional aptitude for business. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration explores all facets of business administration and management, including: - Economics - Management of Aeronautical Science - Business Statistics & Accounting - Business Marketing & Management - Human Resources - Finance

Population(s) Served
Students
Veterans

During the next decade, 85 percent of the U.S. air traffic controllers who are currently working will be eligible for retirement. This correlates to approximately 14,000 open positions for new controllers to join the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management program at Embry-Riddle prepares graduates to fill those seats in a thrilling career in air traffic control. One of just a small number of colleges and universities granted FAA designation as a Collegiate Training Initiative school (and among the original cohort of 13), Embry-Riddle’s air traffic control program is taught by passionate, knowledgeable professors who have held positions as air traffic controllers themselves. The Air Traffic Management program provides students with the knowledge and foundation designated for entry into the FAA Academy, where they will be integrated with others for additional air traffic control training. Because of the high quality of their education and experience, Embry-Riddle graduates always lead their classes at the FAA Academy. The program at Embry-Riddle delivers fundamental traffic controller knowledge and competency through a mix of realistic lab simulations, classroom instruction, and computer-based learning. Since Embry-Riddle has a formal partnership agreement with the FAA, be assured the curriculum and standards meet FAA demands and always exceed its expectations. Upon graduation, graduates emerge prepared for an entry-level air traffic controller position with the FAA or other entities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.

Population(s) Served
Students

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects such as planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. In practice, Astronomy is mostly about using remote observations of celestial objects to understand how those objects work. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics program are prepared to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. Students will use a combination of physics and astronomy classroom courses, along with hands-on laboratory courses, to understand and explore the Universe. Embry-Riddle offers students plenty of advantages that include faculty ties to major resources, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and major research programs sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation. Every year, ERAU graduates more students in Astronomy and Astrophysics than 85% of other undergraduate astronomy programs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 14 percent increase in physics and astronomy jobs between 2016 and 2026. Students frequently work one-on-one with faculty on research projects and activities.

Population(s) Served
Students

Growing the aviation/aerospace industry while caring for our environment is a major technical and business challenge. Government and industry organizations around the world are allocating vast resources to maximize efficiency and satisfy global demand while also meeting our responsibilities to future generations. To propel this movement, forward-thinking experts are urgently needed. Across the globe, industry leaders are committed to finding innovative solutions that integrate both economic and environmental sustainability. At the Paris Air Show in June 2019, Chief Technology Officers from seven aerospace manufacturers pledged to enhance aviation sustainability and shield the planet. Airlines for America (A4A), the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), and the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) have all committed to finding a path to carbon neutral growth. FAA programs such as the Noise Compatibility Program and Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program assist airports in realizing stable levels of economic growth and developing social programs consistent with the needs and values of their local communities, thus reducing environmental impacts. In this online graduate program, students explore how technical advances and improved management practices can help companies meet both operational and environmental goals. Students learn the skills and methods necessary to implement sustainable practices in the aviation/aerospace industries and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Students

As a recognized leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry-Riddle prepares students to meet the future needs of the aviation industry. The Boeing Company forecasts 754,000 new maintenance technician jobs worldwide by 2037, making aviation maintenance an important factor in keeping the industry thriving. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance degree is designed to lay the groundwork for a successful career within the aviation maintenance field. It focuses on numerous aspects of aviation maintenance, including aircraft electrical systems theory, airframe systems applications, organizational behavior and social responsibility and ethics.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of academic scholarships awarded

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants and research funding awarded to the institution

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017, 95 awards were received totaling $16,215,823. In 2018, 119 awards were received totaling $16,825,147. In 2019, 92 awards were received totaling $19,477,818.

Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member

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Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Fall 2019 - 17 to 1 for Daytona Beach, FL and Prescott, AZ campuses. IPEDS definition used for Full-time equivalency.

Number of participants in study abroad and exchange programs

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Residential campuses Fall 2018 through Summer 2019 study abroad student counts: Daytona Beach, FL Campus: 201 and Prescott, AZ Campus: 89.

Number of students enrolled

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Population(s) Served

Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Fall enrollment trends for residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our vision is to be the source for innovation and excellence in aerospace education and applied research. We will be the unquestioned global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, with a reputation for personal attention to the success of all students. Our Prescott campus will focus on undergraduate education that emphasizes problem-based discovery and become a top-ranked destination for its undergraduate STEM programs. Our Worldwide campus will be recognized as the best in online and distance education. And, our Daytona Beach campus will be recognized for leadership in select areas of research, aerospace innovation and attention to student success.

As we looked for ways to take Embry-Riddle to even greater heights, we asked administration, faculty and staff to lay the foundation for a new Strategic Plan: https://erau.edu/leadership/president/our-strategic-plan. Across six core areas of interest, Strategic Implementation Teams were established to identify best practices, key goals, success metrics and next steps related to: 1) Enrollment Management, 2) Student Experience and Success, 3) Global Strategy, 4) Research and Innovation, 5) Development and Alumni Relations, and 6) Marketing and Communications. The teams were charged to engage the broader Embry-Riddle community to define the issue and develop a solution strategy. Throughout the process, we sought feedback from the broader Embry-Riddle community through multiple mechanisms: i) online input, ii) Faculty Senate meetings, iii) meetings with constituent groups, and iv) open faculty/student/staff forums.

Each of the six core areas of interest is supported by a Strategic Implementation Team, tasked with the ongoing identification of best practices, key goals, success metrics and next steps. These teams remain responsible for implementing these goals within the timelines and budgets they established. Our strategic plan reflects our strengths and supports new aspirations. As we make progress toward the milestones we have defined together, Embry-Riddle becomes an even more innovative and collaborative place to work, learn, and grow.

Each March and October, our strategic initiatives and their status are presented to the Board of Trustees with ongoing assessment of critical task benchmarks throughout the year. The Board also approves an annual budget associated with each Strategic Plan goal.

We have completed several critical tasks for Enrollment Management, Student Experience and Success, Global Strategy, Research and Innovation, Development and Alumni Relations, and Marketing and Communications. View our FY19 progress update and see the tasks that we will complete next here: https://erau.edu/-/media/files/university/our-strategic-plan.pdf?la=en&hash=3699F9E6E1A1693B8734251BBCB7D9E6121CD398

Financials

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mori Hosseini

ICI Homes

Term: 2014 -

John Amore

Charles Duva

Ronald Keys

Joseph Martin

David O'Maley

Glenn Ritchey

David Robertson

Jean Rosanvallon

Zane Rowe

Jon Slangerup

Kenneth DuFour

Janet Kavandi

Neal Keating

Sally Mason

Steve Nordlund

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

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