U.S. News & World Report Ranks Aerospace Engineering
For the 10th year in a row, the annual "America's Best
Colleges" guide published by U.S. News & World Report has
ranked Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program #1 in the
nation and has placed the University in the top tier of all schools
granting master's degrees.
In the specialty category of "Best Undergraduate
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Programs at
Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Bachelor's or Master's,"
Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus took first place and the
Prescott, AZ, campus was honored with a third-place ranking.
Additionally, in the broader category of "Best Undergraduate
Engineering Programs at Schools Whose Highest Degree is a
Bachelor's or Master's," Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus was
Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach
In the category of "Best Universities - Master's (South),"
Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus was ranked #12 among 56
master's degree-granting institutions in Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
"I commend the College of Engineering faculty at our Daytona
Beach and Prescott campuses for their outstanding showing in this
year's rankings," said Embry-Riddle President John P. Johnson. "Our
success is the direct result of their daily accomplishments in the
University's classrooms and laboratories."
Embry-Riddle offers the following bachelor's degrees in
engineering: aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer
engineering, electrical and systems engineering, engineering
physics, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. Master's
degrees are offered in aerospace engineering, engineering physics,
mechanical engineering, and software engineering.
The University was recently authorized by its accrediting
agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to offer
its first two Ph.D. degree programs, in aviation and engineering
physics, with both programs launching in 2010.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings for the "Best
University" category are based on reputation (25%), graduation and
retention rates (25%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity
(15%), financial resources (10%), and alumni giving rate (5%). The
rankings for the engineering programs are based on the judgments of
deans and senior faculty who rated each program with which they are