No. 1 Online Educator

U.S. News & World Report lists Embry-Riddle Worldwide at the top for undergraduate distance learning

Once again, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus 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 ( secured a coveted spot. Last year, Embry-Riddle Worldwide tied for first and was listed as No. 1 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Program for Veterans.

“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,” says Chancellor John R. Watret. “When Embry-Riddle launched its distance learning and online programs as Worldwide, it was natural for the university to leverage its global reputation of excellence and faculty expertise in aviation and aerospace. We continue to move forward, constantly finding new ways to provide even more valuable, more personal attention to our students.”

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.

“We are setting the standard for world-class, unparalleled online education,” says Jason M. Ruckert, vice chancellor for online education. “By constantly integrating new technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and virtual laboratories, we are preparing our students to obtain the career they desire, and to flourish as leaders for years to come.”

Embry-Riddle Worldwide serves more than 22,000 students online and at 125 campuses in the United States and globally.

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