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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott is a residential campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universitymarker. The Prescott campus offers 12 bachelor's in Aeronautical Science (professional pilot), Aeronautics, Applied Meteorology, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, Aviation Business Administration, Aviation Environmental Science, Global Security and Intelligence Studies, and Space Physics. Prescott campus also has the country’s only master's degree in safety science.


Embry-Riddle began in 1925 as the Embry-Riddle Company, an aircraft dealer and airmail provider, founded by Talton Higbee Embry and John Paul Riddle in Cincinnatimarker, Ohiomarker. Embry-Riddle was eventually incorporated into what is now American Airlines, before reforming during the buildup to World War II in Miamimarker, Floridamarker as the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, and later, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute. Embry-Riddle moved to Daytona Beach, Floridamarker in 1965 and was renamed Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1970.

Embry-Riddle opened its second campus in Prescott, Arizonamarker in 1978. Embry-Riddle purchased the former campus of Prescott College, which closed abruptly in 1974 from financial hardship.


The campus is located among Arizona's Bradshaw Mountain Range approximately from Prescott's airport, Ernest A.marker Love Fieldmarker.All campus life is centered in a one-mile (1.6 km) area. Prescott is a short drive to Phoenix, Las Vegas and California. At an elevation of over , Prescott has mild seasonal weather with moderate daytime temperatures, and ideal conditions for flying year-round. The area offers recreation options such as kayaking, climbing, biking and other outdoor activities. There are several lakes and hiking trails in and around the city of Prescott. Prescott and nearby Prescott Valley offer performing arts centers, a hockey arena, historic sites and museums.

Academic buildings

King Engineering and Technology Center
Facilities at Prescott Campus include the multi-lab Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB). AXFAB holds a fabrication suite with a machine shop and two connected fabrication areas for senior design projects. The Material Science Lab and Materials Testing Lab are also housed in AXFAB, along with the Structures Lab and the Structural Dynamics Lab. The Space Systems lab houses a satellite ground station which operates on amateur radio bands as well as equipment to allow students to simulate attitude control of satellites. The Composites Lab enables students to fabricate composite parts and the Rapid Prototyping Lab contains stereo-lithography printers for student use.

The King Engineering and Technology Center is where most of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering classes occur. This building contains a Design Suite for Autonomous Vehicles and Freshman Engineering Lab which allow students to build robots, lighter-than-air vehicles, and more. The Control Theory Lab, Digital Circuits Lab, and Linear Circuits Lab all give students the hands-on experience in electronics. The Power Lab lets students design, fabricate, and test power electronics, and the Senior Design Suite is a place for students to work on their capstone projects.

The Tracy Doryland Wind Tunnel Laboratory contains an Aerodynamics laboratory with four wind tunnels for undergraduate students' use. The Thermal/Fluid Laboratory contains a water tunnel to demonstrate fluid flow. The Propulsion Lab has a micro-turbojet which is used to study advanced propulsion.

The . Academic Complex I houses faculty offices, computer and meteorology labs, two lecture halls and a number of classrooms. Other facilities include the Robertson Aviation Safety Center with a crash investigation lab, the Hazy Library and Learning Center, Haas Interfaith Chapel, dining hall, student union, and residence halls.

Bldg 74.
Academic Complex One


There are three housing communities on campus. The Thumb Butte Complex and one hall in the Village Complex are designated exclusively for the first-year student program while the remaining Village Complex residence halls serve the needs of both continuing and transfer students. The Mingus Mountain Complex houses first-year students as well as continuing and transfer student housing. Rooms are furnished with beds, closets, dressers, desks and desk chairs, mini-fridge or micro-fridge and private bathrooms.

Academic profile

The Prescott campus has the only Global Security and Intelligence Studies program in the country. This degree program focuses on important global issues such as terrorism, information warfare, transportation security, illicit trafficking networks, corporate security, population dislocations, natural disasters, widespread epidemics, international crime and homeland security.

The Honors Program offers high achieving students an additional opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies in honors seminars and enjoy advantages such as priority registration and special events. Entrance into the program is by invitation only and is based on such criteria as high school class ranking, ACT score, participation in activities and letters of recommendation.

Prescott also has the only Graduate Program in Safety Science, which prepares students for careers in aviation, general industry safety and government agencies. The graduate program uses the Robertson Crash Laboratory, which offers students a hands-on field investigation experience of selected aircraft accident scenarios.


Academics at the Prescott campus are organized into three colleges. Each college is served by a college dean, who reports primarily to the chief academic officer, but also to the chief operating officer. Colleges are then organized into departments. Non-academic departments are organized under the chief operating officer. Academics at the campus are organized according into the following colleges:
College of Arts and Sciences (Dean: Dr. Richard Bloom)
  • Department of Global Studies
  • Department of Humanities and Communications
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
College of Aviation (Dean: Dr. Jackie Luedtke)
  • Aeronautical Sciences Department
  • Meteorology Department
  • Safety Science Department
  • Department of Flight
College of Engineering (Interim Dean: Dr. Richard Felton)
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering Department

Available degrees

Embry-Riddle's residential campuses in Prescott campuses offers the following degrees:

Undergraduate degrees Graduate degree
  • Master of Science in Safety Science

Cost of attendance

Undergraduate tuition for the 2009-2010 school year is $13,220 per semester (for 12-16 credit hours) or $1,120 per credit hour. Room and board is estimated at $2,500 to $4,500 depending on the housing option and meal plan, per semester. Mandatory fees for the 2008-2009 school year are $3970 for students on the Prescott Campus per semester, in addition to tuition. Graduate tuition for the 2008-2009 school year is $1,120 per credit hour.

Flight training and personal expenses are in addition to these costs. The average flight student spends $33,800 to $37,400 on flight training, during his or her stay at Embry-Riddle, depending on if they elect a single-engine or multi-engine curriculum. Flight electives such as the flight instructor course ($9,900) or aircraft upset recovery ($2,200) are available at additional cost.Students who hold advanced ratings before attending Embry-Riddle may pay less, depending on flying ability and certificates and ratings earned prior to matriculation.

Student body

Embry-Riddle’s total fall 2008 undergraduate enrollment at the Prescott campus was 1,688 students, 18% of which were female. International students make up 3% of the Prescott campus's undergraduate enrollment.

A student-operated newspaper, Horizons, publishes every 2 weeks during the school year. The campus also has Riddle Radio, which broadcasts outdoors in the Student Union area, on the Internet at its website, and on AM 1640. Over 90 student clubs and organizations are approved for Spring 2009. These include fraternities and sororities, service clubs, academic clubs, athletic clubs and special interest/activities clubs.

The Prescott campus is home to the Golden Eagles Flight Team, which competes in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. Prescott's Golden Eagles Flight Team has won the regional championship each year for the past 23 years, and the team is also seven-time National Champions winning in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008.

Embry-Riddle provides a residential network, ResNet, to students living in residence halls at the Prescott campus. ResNet provides students Internet access via a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network. Ethernet ports and cables are provided for each student living in on-campus residence halls. Once registered on the ResNet, students can surf the Internet, send email, research project information, and share files.


The Prescott campus has four major sports as part of the athletics department: Men's Soccer, Men's Wrestling, Women's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball. They compete as an unattached member of NAIA Region II.

There are several club sports as well, such as baseball, rugby, cheer squad, dance team, archery, golf, indoor soccer, lacrosse, softball, and ice hockey. Athletic facilities on campus include indoor volleyball and basketball courts, a fitness center, a training room with a whirlpool, a multi-purpose gym, and a matted room for wrestling, aerobics, and martial arts. Other facilities include a softball field, intercollegiate soccer field, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a 25-yard swimming pool, racquetball courts, a running track and a multi-sport recreation field.

Notable alumni

Graduates of the Prescott campus who have made a mark in their fields include: Scott Germain, BS in Aeronautical Science, 1990; Peg Billson, BS in Aeronautical Science, 1984; Lisa Wagner, BS in Aeronautical Science, 1994 and USAF Captain Scott F. O’Grady, BS Aeronautical Science, 1989.

See also


External links

Prescott campus

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