U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide Also Ranks University Highly in Undergraduate Engineering, Military Education, and As Rising Educational Star
For the 15th consecutive year, the Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle’s specialized undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation and honors the university for continued excellence in undergraduate engineering.
Additionally, the annual compilation has named Embry-Riddle the Best Southern University for veterans and active service members for the second year in a row. Also in the South, Embry-Riddle has climbed to the No. 10 spot among the 122 ranked best regional universities, landing in the top 13 for 10 years now. In a new honor, the university has tied for No. 6 in the elite group of Best Southern Universities considered “up-and-comers” exhibiting the most promising changes in academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.
Highlights of the rankings of more than 1, 600 accredited four-year schools in the United States are posted at The Best Colleges 2015 guidebook will appear on newsstands Sept. 23 and can be ordered at (800) 836-6397 or
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, Fla., campus took first place for the 15th year in a row and the university’s Prescott, Ariz., campus ranked No. 3 for the 12th year in a row.
In the broader category of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Bachelor’s or Master’s, ” the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses both rose to their highest rankings ever. The Daytona Beach Campus tied at No. 8, its eighth time in the top 10, and the Prescott Campus tied at No.14, its ninth time in the top 20.
“I congratulate the engineering faculty at our Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses for attaining these remarkable rankings year after year, ” said Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson. “Across a broad spectrum of engineering degree programs, our professors excel not just in the classroom but also in the lab, guiding students in applied research directly related to industry challenges.”