Stratford University

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 36:1.
  • 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 to Stratford University is Columbia College (Fairfax) (2.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Stratford University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Stratford University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Stratford University diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,849 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:136:1
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# Full-Time Students816 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students2,033 students860 students
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# Undergraduate Students439 students615 students
# Graduate Students377 students91 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
15%
6%
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% Hispanic
5%
8%
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% Black
53%
22%
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% White
19%
57%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score0.650.62
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,300$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,135 is more than the state average of $14,297. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,135$14,297
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid41%78%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Stratford University and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in VA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$31,500$10,502
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Stratford University and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in VA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,666$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%83%
This chart display the percent admitted of Stratford University and the community college average percent admitted of VA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • IT'S ABOUT YOU
  • 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.
  • THE RIGHT FIT
  • 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.
  • SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY
  • 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

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  • Columbia College (Fairfax)
    Private, for profit
    428 students | 2.30 Mi8300 Merrifield Ave 3F
    Fairfax VA  22031
    (703)206-0508
    2.30428
  • Medtech Institute
    Private, for profit
    1,371 students | 4.50 Mi6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church VA  22042
    (703)237-6200
    4.501,371
  • 51,487 students | 5.10 Mi4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
    Annandale VA  22003
    (703)323-3000
    5.1051,487
  • 78 students | 12.20 Mi10500 georgia ave
    Silver Spring MD  20902
    (301)649-4454
    12.2078
  • 25,517 students | 13.30 Mi51 Mannakee Street
    Rockville MD  20850
    (240)567-5000
    13.3025,517
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 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 score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.