Atop university in the nation aerospace-aeronautical engineering.
A great university to work for.
Named by Boeing Corporation to educate top high school graduates in aeronautical science and aircraft maintenance.
The honors keep rolling in.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) Prescott campus has been cited again as having the best programs of its type in the United States.
For example, it’s the fourth consecutive year that ERAU-Prescott has been named “Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical /Astronautical Engineering program” — the nation’s No. 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best College Guidebook.
The Prescott campus was named as the best one among the top undergraduate programs at schools where a doctoral degree is not offered.
The Guidebook also rated ERAU-Prescott as the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” in Arizona and tied for 13th place nationally at institutions where doctorates are not offered.
ERAU president Barry Butler said, “We take great pride in preparing tomorrow’s leaders in aviation, aerospace, business, engineering and STEM fields.”
Recognition for excellence doesn’t stop there.
The Chronicle of Higher Education through a press release in September said ERAU Prescott was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in the U.S. It was one of only 79 universities out of the thousands in the nation to receive that accolade.
It’s the 10th consecutive year ERAU has earned that distinction. The final decision is based upon a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that analyzes employment data and workplace policies and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff.
The national study was conducted by “Modern Think,” a strategic human capital consulting firm that conducted independent studies and then analyzed and rated results.
Still another national program targeting exceptional students was that offered through the Boeing Company. It selected outstanding high school graduates who represented women, underrepresented minorities, military veterans or their dependents. They were offered scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 to cover costs of the first two years of undergraduate study at ERAU. Three students were chosen for ERAU-Prescott: Somaralyz Grullon of Laveen; Isabella Martinez of Aurora, Colorado; and Bella Memeo of Spokane, Washington—were chosen for the ERAU-Prescott institution.
Students chosen for this program are offered other benefits, including trips to Boeing facilities, group projects, “meet-and-greet” with Boeing employees and on-the-spot job interviews that can lead to internships and later jobs.
Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement, remarked that Boeing is proud to once again to partner with ERAU in developing students for future careers in aviation.
ERAU Chancellor Anette Karlsson said she was proud of the administration, faculty staff and students who brought such distinction to the university.