Daytona Beach, FL – According to ValueColleges.com’s 2017 Top 50 Best Colleges in the US rankings released this week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus is the 2nd best value college in FL, and the 26th best in the nation. ERAU’s Prescott campus was the only institution of higher learning noted in Arizona.
On this list, ERAU is accompanied by the likes of Stanford, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Princeton. UF took the top spot nationwide and in Florida while FSU came in at no. 29.
Speaking on ERAU and why it was picked for the list, ValueColleges.com wrote, ““Known as the Harvard of the Sky, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of the first, and certainly the most respected, aerospace and aeronautics-focused university in the world. While Embry-Riddle may have its origin in a small school for pilots and mechanics, they have parlayed their excellence in applied science, engineering, and computing – all rooted in those early mechanics courses – into a globally-recognized system of campuses that have produced astronauts, CEOs and military officers. Of course, aeronautics and aerospace-related fields are still Embry-Riddle’s greatest strengths, from aerospace engineering to unmanned flight systems, robotics to human factors. But in recent years, Embry-Riddle has developed a healthy reputation for business and management, and a deep relationship with the military has led to the development of some of the most successful intelligence and security programs in the world. Embry-Riddle combines a high ROI with top-tier quality to make for a trusted name and great value.”
“This ranking is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff at our campuses in Florida and Arizona,” said Embry-Riddle Interim President Dr. Karen A. Holbrook. “It also exemplifies our commitment to providing our students and graduates with an educational experience that prepares them to lead and innovate in the global economy.”
To see the full list, go to ValueColleges.com.
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