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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Joint Base Lewis-McChord (external link)

School Name and Address

Contact for more information

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
851 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 350
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438
Main telephone 253.589.1728
Website https://worldwide.erau.edu/ (external link)
Request more information Tacoma@erau.edu
Other sites Main Campus:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
386.226.6000 or 800.826.2416

General Information (external link)

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school University
Degrees offered Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation Accredited by the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools and authorized by the Washington State Student Achievement Council.
Specialized accreditation The bachelor degree program in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), 115 S. 8th Street, Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 Telephone: 334-748-9359; https://www.aabi.aero/accreditation/accredited-programs/ (external link). The bachelor degree programs in Aviation Business Administration and in Technical Management, and the master's degree programs in Business Administration in Aviation and in Management, and the Logistics and Supply Chain Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356; https://www.acbsp.org/ (external link). The master's degree program in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), 14 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA, 19073; Telephone: 610-355-1601; http://www.pmi.org/gac/global-accreditation-center.aspx (external link).

The bachelor degree program in Emergency Services is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK, 74078; Telephone: 405-744-8303; E-mail: admin@ifsac.org, Web: https://ifsac.org/about (external link) .

It is also recognized by the National Fire Academy in accordance with the standards established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education model core curriculum under the U.S. Fire Administration, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD, 21727; Telephone: 800-238-3358, 301-447-1000; http://www.usfa.fema.gov (external link).
For information on specific authorizations or licensures for any state, or for contact information for a particular state or licensing entity, please contact the Office of State Authorizations at 386-226-9096 or wwstatea@erau.edu.

School setting

Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Tacoma
County Pierce

School visits

Visitor information website https://worldwide.erau.edu/locations/tacoma (external link)

Additional information

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Tacoma is a postsecondary educational institution that provides college-level courses for military personnel, dependents, federal employees, veterans, and civilians. Classes are conducted on a semester basis. The school year has five terms.

Student Body


Total enrollment 300


Annual costs for full-time undergraduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30-semester credits per year.)

In-state tuition $12,390
Out-of-state tuition $12,390
Books and supplies $1,160
2019-2020 civilian tuition rate is $413 per credit hour. Active duty military, spouses and dependents tuition is $250 per credit hour.

Tuition rates vary by

Academic program/major

Tuition refund policy

No refund after the first week of classes.

Tuition payment plans available

Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term)

Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Financial aid office website https://worldwide.erau.edu/admissions/financial-aid (external link)
Scholarship list website https://worldwide.erau.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Federal Graduate PLUS Loans
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships and grants
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Seattle Campus
Admissions office website https://worldwide.erau.edu/admissions (external link)

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.

Application dates

Fall* application deadline Continous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.

Application requirements

Application fee $50
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
Students under the age of 20 who have earned fewer than 24-credit hours of college-level learning, and who are not members of the US Military Service, must demonstrate intellectual maturity by achieving a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1,000 on the SAT, or be concurrently enrolled in a sanctioned dual admission program between ERAU and a two-year college. Previous college work must have been successfully completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. Waivers to the above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Factors considered by schools when evaluating applicants

High school GPA Important
Standardized test scores Considered

Credits accepted for transfer students

American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Life long learning
Military service

Academics (external link)

Degrees offered

Certificate or diploma
Graduate certificate

School catalog

School catalog website https://worldwide.erau.edu/colleges/catalog (external link)
Academic index website https://worldwide.erau.edu/locations/tacoma (external link)

Attendance options

On-line/distance learning
Summer school

Off-campus study

Study abroad available
In these countries Greece, Autrailia, itally, England, Singapore

Military officer training (ROTC)

Air Force ROTC

Alternative credit opportunities

Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Postsecondary enrollment options (high school students can enroll for credit)
College credit is awarded for previous military or civilian aviation training and experience.


Computers on campus for student use
Computer network can be accessed from off campus
Online registration for classes

Student Life

Student activities

Student government

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising
Remedial education courses

Other services for all students

Placement testing

Services for students with disabilities

Marcee Keller
1-888-292-5727 ???
Disabilities services website https://ernie.erau.edu/Departments/dean-of-students-worldwide/disability-support-services/Pages/Default.aspx (external link)
Barrier-free campus
Designated parking
Registration assistance

Campus security

JBLM Military Police and Night Monitor

Career Services

Contact for more information

Arnold James
386.226.6092 / 386.226.3737
Career services website https://ernie.erau.edu/Departments/dean-of-students-worldwide/career-services/Pages/Default.aspx (external link)

Career services offered

Alumni networking and mentoring
Career counseling
Career interest testing
Career library
Job bank
Job fairs
Job interview preparation
Placement assistance
Résumé preparation assistance
Résumé referral to employers

Graduate Study


Total enrollment 300

Costs for full-time graduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 15-semester credits per year.)

In-state tuition* $10,335
Out-of-state tuition* $10,335
Books and supplies $1,160
* Tuition may vary by program

Educational programs (external link)

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