Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

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city = Prescott
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott is a residential campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The university offers bachelor's degrees in aeronautical science (professional pilot), aerospace engineering and other aerospace fields. The campus also offers a 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 Cincinnati, Ohio. Embry-Riddle was eventually incorporated into what is now American Airlines, before reforming during the buildup to World War II in Miami, Florida as the Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, and later, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute. Embry-Riddle moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1965 and was renamed Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1970.

Embry-Riddle opened its second campus in Prescott, Arizona in 1978. [cite web
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] Embry-Riddle purchased the former campus of Prescott College, which closed abruptly in 1974 from financial hardship. [cite web
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The convert|539|acre|km2|sing=on campus is located among Arizona's Bradshaw Mountain Range approximately convert|3|mi|km from Prescott's airport, Ernest A. Love Field.The campus is a mix of old buildings from when the campus was home to Prescott College and modern facilities built by Embry-Riddle. Recent construction projects include a new library, dining hall, ROTC facility and chapel.

Academic buildings

In the beginning of the 2005 spring semester, the new academic complex opened. This facility houses offices for most of the faculty, in addition to a number of smaller classrooms, two lecture halls, and several computer labs. It also contains the Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering Design Lab for senior design project work and the Design and Computer-Aided Design Lab, where freshman and sophomore students learn CAD techniques.

The King Engineering 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 newly renamed Tracy Doryland Wind Tunnel Laboratory contains an Aerodynamics laboratory with four wind tunnels for undergraduate students' use. The Thermal/Fluid Laboratory was added recently, and contains a water tunnel to demonstrate fluid flow. The Propulsion Lab has a micro-turbojet which is used to study advanced propulsion.In the Fall 2006 semester, the new Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building (AXFAB) opened. 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.


There are three student residence areas on the Prescott Campus. All residence halls are co-ed, however roommates and suitemates are always of the same gender.

;Thumb ButteThe Thumb Butte Complex features four single-story halls and is for freshmen who are participating in the Live, Learn, Lead (L^3) Program only. Two students share each room, and each room has its own bathroom. Each room also comes with a minifridge. There is a common lounge for each hall with a TV, microwave, and game tables.

;Mingus MountainThe Mingus Mountain Complex features five three-story halls arranged in three room suite configurations. Each suite contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a lounge. Two students share each bedroom, meaning that six people share each suite. Each room has a door that opens outside, as well as an interior door that opens to the rest of the suite. Each lounge comes with a kitchenette, except for Hall 5 which only includes a micro-fridge, and is pending a remodel. Kitchenettes consist of a stove top (no oven), microwave, sink and apartment-size refrigerator.

;VillageThe Village Complex features five halls and is for upperclassmen only (with the exception of Hall 7, in which incoming freshmen live if they are participating in the "Live, Learn, Lead," program). There are two different configurations for halls in the Village Complex:

*One configuration is two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom. Each bedroom has a large closet area, a vanity with a sink, and a mini-fridge. There is a common kitchen for each floor with a stove-top, oven, microwave, sink, and full-size fridge for each floor of students to share. There is also a common lounge on each floor with dry erase boards and game tables.

*The second configuration for halls in the Village is the apartment configuration. Each apartment contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge, and a kitchen area. The kitchen in each room features a stove-top and microwave, as well as a full-size refrigerator and sink. There is a common kitchen for each floor of the hall which has an oven. There is also a common lounge for each floor with dry erase boards and game tables.

Academic profile

The Prescott campus has the only Global Security and Intelligence Studies program in the country. [cite web
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] 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 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 20 years, and also won the national championship in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. [cite web
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Academics at the Prescott campus are organized into three colleges. Each college is served by a college dean, who reports primarily to the Provost, but also to the Chancellor. Colleges are then organized into departments. Non-academic departments are organized under the Chancellor. 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 and Computer Science
*Department of Physics
*Air Force ROTC
*Army ROTC ;College of Aviation "(Dean: Dr. Jackie Luedtke)"
*Aviation Sciences Department
*Meteorology Department
*Safety Science Department
*Department of Flight;College of Engineering "(Dean: Dr. Don Rabern)"
*Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department
*Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering Department

Available degrees

Embry-Riddle's residential campuses in Prescott campuses offers the following degrees: [cite web
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Cost of attendance

Undergraduate tuition for the 2008-2009 school year is $13,210 per semester (for 12-16 credit hours) or $1,100 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 $380 for students on the Prescott Campus per semester, in addition to tuition. Graduate tuition for the 2008-2009 school year is $1,100 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, [cite web
url = http://www.erau.edu/db/flightdb/newfaqs.html#costs
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] 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. [Citation
title = FAQ for Parents and Students (handout for fall 2007 orientation)
publisher = Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Flight Training Department
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] 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

ERAU's total Spring 2008 undergraduate enrollment at the Prescott Campus was 1,516 students, 18% of which were female. International students make up 3% of the Prescott Campus's undergraduate enrollment. Aviation interests characterize most of the student body.


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.

The Harlem Globetrotters spend two weeks at the school each year as part of their training program, and at the end of their stay they give a performance for the Prescott community in the Activity Center.

ee also

* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide
* List of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumni
* List of aerospace engineering schools



External links

* [http://www.erau.edu/ Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University]
* [http://embryriddlesports.com/ Embry-Riddle Athletics]

Prescott campus

* [http://www.erau.edu/pr/ Prescott Campus Home]
* [http://www.embryriddle.edu/pr/flight/flightteam/index.html Golden Eagles Flight Team]
* [http://www.erau.edu/pr/degrees/index.html Degrees Offered]
* [http://library.pr.erau.edu/ Campus Library]
* [http://www.eraunews.com/ Horizons Newspaper]
* [http://www.erau.edu/prescott/engineering/index.html College of Engineering]
* [http://prcarc1.erau.edu/index.html Aviation Safety and Security Archives]

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