- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Princeton University
- Southwestern University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Arizona
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Texas
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Winona State University
Barnstormer pilot John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry founded the Embry-Riddle Company, the university’s forerunner, in December 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1965, Embry-Riddle relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida, establishing a residential campus adjacent to the city airport. The year 1970 was an eventful one, as Embry-Riddle achieved university status and began opening education centers at military bases under the umbrella of the division now known as the Worldwide Campus. Embry-Riddle established another residential campus, in Prescott, Arizona, in 1978.
Embry-Riddle enrolled 31,100 students in the 2015-16 academic year, offering more than 80 degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. level, in the following areas: aviation; applied science; business; computers and technology; engineering; security, intelligence, and safety; and space.
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University’s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
In 1835, Colonel William B. Travis penned a letter to the New York Christian Advocate calling for the establishment of a Methodist presence in the new Republic of Texas. Five years later, in 1840, the first of Southwestern’s four root colleges was born from the vision of Methodist missionary Martin Ruter.
Southwestern University is an independent, four-year undergraduate institution comprising the Brown College of Arts and Sciences, the Garey School of Natural Sciences, and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. We are proud to have chapters of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi honor societies and the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.
Southwestern hires some of the most impressive and committed professors. All tenured or tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their respective fields. With a student–to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 18, student-faculty collaborative research and publication are common.
A new era of excellence is dawning at Texas Tech University as it stands on the cusp of being one of the nation’s premier research institutions.
Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels. Texas Tech’s total research expenditures topped $150 million in 2014. Fall enrollment for 2014 eclipsed that of the previous fall with 35,158 students. Numbers like that cement Texas Tech’s commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. The university strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually.
Quality students need a top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered pool of educators who excel in teaching, research and service. In 2013, ten faculty members were awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the most of any research university in the nation. Through the Fulbright program, educators are bestowed the opportunity to work side-by-side with researchers around the world promoting educational collaboration.
The University of Arizona existed before Arizona was a state. The first graduating class in 1895 consisted of two women and one male. For more than 130 years, the University of Arizona has been a leader. From research achievements and quality academic programs to economic impact and service to the community, our university ranks among the best in higher education.
At the University of Arizona, students develop skills that are crucial to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.
Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.
Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries.
As one of Texas’ largest universities, University of North Texas offer 98 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs.
By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with many educational, business and community partners, as well as building
new partnerships across the globe, UNT’s faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
Faculty and students engage in innovative research and creative activities that consistently break new ground. The exciting scholarship at UNT is broad based and far reaching, incorporating research in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, as well as the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a growing research powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UT Arlington nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity.
Guided by world-class faculty members, the University’s 33,300 students represent 120 countries and pursue more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines. UT Arlington is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our region and nation demand. More than 107,000 of the University’s 169,000 alumni live in North Texas and contribute to our annual economic impact of $12.8 billion in the region.
With a growing number of campus residents, UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience. In addition to receiving a first-rate education, our students participate in a robust slate of co-curricular activities that prepare them to become the next generation of leaders.
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,500 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.
The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve.
Winona State University offer undergraduate programs based on the traditions and values of the arts and sciences and an array of graduate and professional programs that are especially responsive to the needs of the Upper Midwest.