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.
In the specialty category of “Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautically 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, Ariz., campus took third place. 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 ranked #12.
In the category of “Best Universities-Master’s (South),” Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus was ranked #12 among 56 institutions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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 they are familiar with.