Online bachelor's programs from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were ranked No. 1 in the nation by the U.S. News World Report.
Since 2016, the university has placed either first or second in this category.
The publication also ranked Embry-Riddle's online bachelor's programs for veterans as the nation's best, based on an analysis of 101 colleges and universities.
In order to be considered for this ranking, institutions must also accept Yellow Ribbon funding and GI Bill tuition waivers.
“Embry-Riddle’s top rankings for online bachelor’s programs reflect our commitment to making quality education accessible around the world and at any point in a person’s career,” said Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler, Ph.D. “As a pioneer of distance learning, we have built an online community that engages and serves students, with many courses taught by working aerospace professionals. It is a particular point of pride that Embry-Riddle has helped so many veterans make a transition to well-paid jobs that contribute to our economy and security.”
Embry-Riddle and the University of Florida should be sources of pride for all Floridians, said Mori Hosseini, chairman and CEO of ICI Homes. Being the chair of the board of trustees for both institutions gives an insider's perspective on the effort and value these online programs represent. The benefits of online education extend beyond launching and advancing careers.
Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus, which manages virtual-learning programs and offers classroom courses, guarantees academic success for all students by finding new ways to engage distance learners and provide them with the resources they need. They provide virtual reality and extended reality applications, faculty coaching, a student government association, a social network (eUnion), and a program for air traffic controllers in Brazil to improve their English.
Utilizing cutting-edge technologies is crucial to creating virtual environments where students are engaged. Recently, the campus launched its new Academic Innovation Division.
Dr. John R. Watret, chancellor of the Worldwide Campus, stressed the importance of providing industry-relevant coursework in all of his programs to provide them with the best preparation and care possible when they are students.
Worldwide Campus College of Business was also ranked among the top 20 schools for Best Online Bachelor's Programs - Business. For the first time, the College of Aeronautics' Department of Engineering and Technology was nominated in the Engineering category, where it was recognized as having the 23rd-best (tied) Online Master's in Engineering Program for Veterans, as well as the 37th-best (tied) Online Master's in Engineering Program.
Embry-Riddle offers world-class education through multiple modalities, including online and in-person classes. Nearly 125-degree programs are offered at military bases around the world. Most online degree programs offer multiple start dates and last nine weeks. There are 23,000 students enrolled in the Worldwide Campus's bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs.