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Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program Nos. 1, 3 in nation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues its dominance in engineering and military education as reflected in the 2016 Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report.

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 Campus is No. 1 for the 16th year in a row, and the Prescott Campus is No. 3 for the 13th 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 Campus tied at No. 8, its ninth time in the top 10; the Prescott Campus tied at No.15, its 10th time in the top 20.

Among "Best Regional Universities (South)," Embry-Riddle climbed to its highest rank ever, No. 9, landing in the top 13 for 11 years in a row.

In that same Southern regional category, Embry-Riddle received the following placements:

▪ Embry-Riddle ranks No. 4 in "Most Innovative Schools," a category that highlights advances in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

▪ The university is No. 8 in the category of "Best Colleges for Veterans," recognizing schools that provide veterans and active-duty service members with benefits to make their college education more affordable.

"It is an honor for Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering programs to be identified for 16 years running as the best," said university Interim President Dr. John R. Watret. "It is a well-deserved nod not only to the quality of the programs, but also to the unsurpassed quality of our current students, our graduates and our faculty."

Embry-Riddle has garnered many other honors and rankings this year, including the following:

▪ U.S. News & World Report rated the university's Worldwide Campus No. 4 in the category of "Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans" and No. 5 for the second year in a row in "Best Online Undergraduate Degree Programs."

▪ CareerBuilder named Embry-Riddle a "Top Company to Work For in Arizona."

▪ The Chronicle of Higher Education named Embry-Riddle a "Great College to Work For" for the fifth straight year and listed the university as an Honor Roll school in seven categories.

▪ The Orlando Sentinel rated Embry-Riddle one of Central Florida's "Top 100 Companies for Working Families" for the 11th year in a row, ranking the university No. 4 in its size category.

Highlights of the rankings of nearly 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States are posted at www.usnews.com/colleges.

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