Stratford University

7777 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043-0000
Tel: 7038218570
School Highlights
  • Stratford University serves 2,849 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Stratford University is one of 4 community colleges within Fairfax County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 188 teachers has grown by 526% over five years.
Stratford University(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty188 staff45 staff
Stratford University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,849 has grown by 48% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,849 students1,577 students
Stratford University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:137:1
Stratford University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students816 students717 students
Stratford University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,033 students860 students
Stratford University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Stratford University Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students439 students615 students
# Graduate Students377 students91 students
Stratford University Graduation BreakDown VA All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Stratford University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
Stratford University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Stratford University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Stratford University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Stratford University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Stratford University More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Stratford University Non Resident (2007-2011)
% Unknown races
Stratford University Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.650.62
Stratford University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$29,600
Stratford University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,135 is more than the state average of $14,996. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,135$14,996
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid41%78%
Stratford University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$31,500$11,000
Stratford University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,666$5,500
Stratford University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%84%
Stratford University Percent Admitted (2014-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Stratford University’s unique student-focused approach to education and learning offers you the shortest path from where you are to a career you will love. We will inspire you to embark on a journey of personal success and nurture you to be more than you thought you could be. You will be empowered to discover and embrace your potential. Stratford University infuses critical thinking and practical experience into our curriculum to prepare you for a rewarding career and learning that extends far beyond the classroom.
  • Stratford’s flexible, convenient and affordable master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in high-demand fields accommodate your busy schedule and allow you to earn your degree at an accelerated pace. Five ten-week terms per year mean that you can start sooner and finish faster than at a traditional university. And our eTextbooks are included in tuition giving you one less thing to worry about.Our career-focused programs are designed to optimize your abilities for achieving long-term success, whether you are starting your career, advancing your career or looking to make a career change.
  • Tutoring and Advising
  • Academic tutoring and advising are available for all students to help you stay on your path to success.
  • Financial Assistance
  • Helping you make the necessary arrangements to turn your dreams into reality, our Student Accounts Office will help you determine your eligibility for financial assistance.
  • Career Services
  • With a degree from Stratford University, you are perfectly positioned to land your dream job. In fact, the majority of our alumni are employed in their field or a related field. Resume writing and interview coaching are available.
  • Military Student Office
  • Stratford University offers a military-friendly environment that focuses on helping active-duty service members and veterans make the most of their experience to get where they want to go. Our dedicated Military Student Office will help you every step of the way to maximize your benefits.
  • International Student Office
  • Stratford University’s International Student Office will help you before, during and after you complete your program by assisting with visa applications, pre-departure travel advice, issuing eligibility and employment authorizations and helping you transfer from other institutions.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Private, for profit
    428 students | 2.30 Mi8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    Fairfax VA  22031
  • Medtech Institute
    Private, for profit
    1,371 students | 4.50 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA  22042
  • 51,487 students | 5.10 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale VA  22003
  • 361 students | 11.50 Mi6101 Stevenson Avenue
    Alexandria VA  22304
  • 78 students | 12.20 Mi10500 georgia ave
    Silver Spring MD  20902
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,996 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.