DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of its high-quality education focused on student engagement and world-class faculty Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide has been ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list for best online bachelor's degrees in the nation.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Embry-Riddle Worldwide (online.erau.edu) secured a spot on the coveted annual ranking of the nation's top online educators. Last year, Embry-Riddle Worldwide tied for first with Penn State World Campus.
"This ranking acknowledges and honors the decades of experience and commitment to quality, real-world and innovative higher education that Embry-Riddle Worldwide has been known for since its inception in 1971," said Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret. "When Embry-Riddle launched its distance learning and online programs, it was natural for the university to leverage its global reputation of excellence and faculty expertise in aviation and aerospace. We were one of the first to do so, but we're not satisfied just maintaining the status quo. We continue to move forward, constantly finding new ways to provide even more value and personal attention to our students."
Embry-Riddle Worldwide, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., serves more than 22,000 students online and at 125 campuses in the United States and globally.
To publish its annual lists, U.S. News & World Report ranks online bachelor's degree programs and graduate business programs in the following categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity (graduate business programs), faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology. For the complete 2017 list, go to online bachelor's degree.
- Melanie Hanns, Director of Media Relations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; (386) 226-7538; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 80 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., the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and 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, go to www.embryriddle.edu.
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