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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide

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29% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
29% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/2/2023



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide (ERAU) is a private, nonprofit institution located in the city of Daytona Beach, Florida. According to the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard data, ERAU has a medium undergraduate student population of around 10,000, including online students who engage and collaborate with peers from across the world. Of these students, 72% are part-time learners, taking classes at their own pace, and ERAU's overall graduation rate stands at 36%.

Fast Facts

Average Financial Aid: $2,964

Accreditation: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is accredited by 3 agencies

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Salary Score for Online Degrees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide

Associate's Degrees

Air Transportation $17,750 $50,728 94

Bachelor's Degrees

Business Administration, Management and Operations $21,993 $56,141 95
Air Transportation $23,250 $53,995 89
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering $27,000 $64,540 50
Homeland Security $25,875 $40,792 39

Master's Degrees

Air Transportation $35,515 $78,896 71
Business Administration, Management and Operations $35,875 $77,654 63
Systems Engineering $41,000 $101,436 50
Management Information Systems and Services $35,875 $71,289 38

FAQs About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide

Is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Online?

ERAU is an online and on-campus school. In fact, 90% of ERAU undergraduate students and 94% of its master’s students attend online, according to the National Center for Educations Statistics (NCES).

While its focus is on aviation and aeronautics, ERAU offers online degree programs in areas such as emergency servicescommunication, and engineering as well.

Is ERAU Accredited?

ERAU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees, and certificates. 

Accreditation is important because it signifies an accrediting agency (which has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) verified a school's quality matches national standards. Additionally, these agencies confer accreditation if they deem a school’s business and academic practices sound. These agencies must also ensure that a school can deliver on its promises to provide high quality education to students. For this reason, OnlineU only includes accredited institutions on its site.

What Is ERAU Known For?

ERAU was founded over 90 years ago and is known for its deep roots in U.S. aviation history. It was one of the first five aviation schools in the country in 1929 and eventually moved its hub to Miami in 1939. 

During WWII, the school became an instrumental training facility for thousands of Army Air Force and Royal Air Force cadets. It also became a seaplane base during the war with an all-female division. Today, ERAU is known for its proximity to NASA and for its nickname as the “Harvard of the Skies.”

Which Degrees at ERAU Provide the Highest Earnings for Graduates?

Based on federal data from College Scorecard, ERAU’s online degrees in aeronautics and aviation maintenance provide the highest earnings for graduates at $77,000 and $73,000, respectively.

Another helpful measure for gauging a program's long-term financial benefits is to check OnlineU’s proprietary Salary Score. This score ranks colleges by how much their alumni earn compared to graduates with the same degree across the country. ERAU has an online bachelor’s degree salary score of 87 and an online master’s degree salary score of 66.

How Difficult Is It To Get Into ERAU?

It is somewhat difficult to get into ERAU, as it only accepts 63% of applicants. While taking entrance exams isn’t required to enroll, ERAU strongly recommends that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. 

What Are the Admission Requirements for ERAU?

Admission requirements for ERAU are similar to applying at any college or university. Specifically, ERAU requires that applicants submit the following information:

  • A completed application 
  • A $50 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts or their equivalent
  • College transcripts if transferring from another college or university
  • Military transcripts, if available
  • Entrance exam scores (not required but strongly encouraged)

Individual degree programs may have additional requirements, so meeting with an admissions advisor before applying may be beneficial.

Our list of the most popular online schools covers a wide breadth of options if you are still undecided about the school that's right for you.

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Nick White

Reviewed: 1/22/2023

Degree: Aerospace Engineering

The online classes do not provide adequate learning methods. Every module has meaningless reading and discussion assignments which do not add to learning. Grading is confusing and is not consistent. The tuition is very high and required books are of minimal help.


Reviewed: 8/13/2022

Degree: Aviation

So far absolutely zero interaction with a professor apart from reading the one announcement at the beginning of the module that tells you to do your assignments. Every week you read something like 5 chapters out of a textbook they don't tell you about until you're already into the module then you write a bunch of essays, which is fine but theirs never any interaction with the instructors. However 15% of your grade is posting canned responses to your classmates work, but again there is absolutely... Read More


Reviewed: 8/1/2022

Degree: Aviation

Terrible academic advisors. Required to take classes without receiving credit. Poor communication. Lack of care and respect for students. Advisors are not timely. Courses are out of order. No one cares about quality education at this University. Not made for civilian students. Mediocre for military personnel who want to add onto their resumes.


Reviewed: 2/15/2021

Degree: Communications

I have an academic advisor and a mentor( The mentor is something that the school itself came up with, and that's been very beneficial so far). Overall my courses are pretty informational. The professors really care about what they're teaching, and they make sure that the students are really learning as well.


Reviewed: 7/16/2019

Degree: MBA in Management

Absolute worst experience. Arrogant teachers. Basically, “read this book and then do a huge assignment that takes you over 20 hours based on no instruction”. If you are concerned with your GPA do not touch this school. Everyone gives you the same canned response or tells you to talk to someone else. Every single course is completely different than the last. It seems there’s no oversight on the content designers. A lot of gotcha type methods. The focus is more on trucking you into an incorrect response... Read More

Worldwide is different school than Daytona

Reviewed: 10/3/2018

Degree: MSW

Be aware that they stamp your diploma and transcripts to note that you didnt attend main campus. Go to a school that doesn't discriminate against their own students. Your transcripts and diploma are not considered the same as Daytona or Prescott. Ask them if worldwide grads are treated the same as Daytona grads by employers and schools. They even have separate graduation. Worldwide students are segregated from Daytona and Prescott...just ask your enrollment advisor, then find a non discriminating... Read More

academic graduate

Reviewed: 10/2/2018

Degree: Aviation

Oh man, this school is number one s***** school I ever had. Their admission process is tremendous slow, University student take care about complicated admission process. They actually don't know what they are doing. Its ranking will drop again on us news and reports.


Reviewed: 5/23/2018

Degree: Engineering

I was enrolled in the online Engineering degree program through Worldwide. As others have written in their reviews, the classes are short and leave little room to withdraw and requesting an incomplete is near impossible even though it is allowed. The instructors are merely facilitators who, just like most students, only complete the minimum requirements. I complained about course material in the ENGR 101 course and the instructor replied with the course material is not his. Not once did any instructor... Read More


Reviewed: 5/5/2018

Degree: MBA

Academic advisors are good, but instructor(s) are mediocre at best. No consistency in requirements, no one knows what's going on, and nothing really gets fixed. For example, the McGraw Hill (Connect) program that interfaces with Canvas is riddled with bugs (in my experience) and assignments that were completed in Connect and graded will mysteriously disappear. You have to call tech support at McGraw Hill to try to get it resolved, because the instructor who is supposed to help will not return emails.... Read More

Chet Cannon

Reviewed: 2/13/2018

Degree: Aviation

This program is for folks just wanting a degree. The courses are very easy but to try to get credit through work experience (30 Years) its a joke. I could teach these classes and they simply want my money. NO chance of waivers. They give every excuse in the book as to why the class is better than work experience. I DO NOT recommend anyone to attend this degree mill if you are serious about aviation. The online discussion boards are full of nothing to learn from. I went in hoping to get something... Read More