Established in 1965, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) – Daytona Beach is a residential campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Aeronautical Science, Aerospace Engineering and other Aerospace fields. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. U.S. News & World Report ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as one of the top 10 regional universities in the south in the magazine’s 2011 edition of Best Colleges. ERAU offers a comprehensive education that includes the research, operation, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and all of the systems that support them. There are nearly 30 diverse majors available to students at this university. Some of the most popular areas of study include Communication, Computational Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Human Factors and Psychology, Space Physics and Interdisciplinary Studies. The university’s College of Aviation offers ten majors through its five departments, which include Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Sciences, Doctoral Studies, Aviation Maintenance Science and Flight Training.
This school emphasizes extensive research, consulting, and other hands-on educational activities that teach students about aviation, aerospace, and their related industries. The university offers small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of16:1, and about one-third of the classes have fewer than 20 students. There are also numerous and diverse academic support services that are available to students studying at this university.