DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was selected for the fifth year in a row as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation's most respected publication covering colleges and universities.
The rankings are based on an institutional audit that captures demographics and workplace policies from each institution and a survey of employees on workforce practices.
A total of 281 institutions participated in this year's survey – 185 four-year institutions and 96 two-year institutions – with 86 being named "Great Colleges to Work For."
Additionally, Embry-Riddle was one of 84 schools named an Honor Roll institution for excellence in the categories of Compensation and Benefits; Facilities, Workspace and Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Tenure Clarity and Process; and Work/Life Balance.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm. The full results/rankings are available at http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-to-Work-For-in/231133/.
Embry-Riddle is consistently named a top employer in annual rankings by the Arizona Republic, CareerBuilder and the Orlando Sentinel.
Embry-Riddle employs approximately 2,500 faculty, staff and administrators worldwide. Benefits include several paid holidays, including the week off between Christmas and New Year's Day, a generous personal leave program, a four-day summer workweek, a 403(b) retirement plan with Embry-Riddle gift and matching contribution, health insurance with vision and dental coverage, a telecommuting option and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. A tuition waiver program offers free tuition to employees and family members, with employees allowed paid time off to attend Embry-Riddle classes.
About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The newspaper has over 64,000 academic subscribers and a total readership of more than 315,000. The Chronicle's website traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle employs more than 70 writers, editors and international correspondents. For more information, go to http://chronicle.com.
About ModernThink LLC
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of Best Place to Work initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. For more information, go to www.modernthink.com.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
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