• Address: 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

  • Phone Number: (703) 539-6890

  • Website: www.stratford.edu

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About Stratford University

Stratford University is a private for-profit university which was founded in the year 1976 and is headquartered at Fairfax, Virginia. The university was formally known as the American Transportation Institute. It later came to be known as Stratford College in the year 1998 and then finally it got its current name when it started offering Master’s degree programs. The university has 7 campuses in the United States of America and it offers various on-campus as well as online courses and programs.

  • The university is nationally accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Along with being nationally accredited, some programs of the university are programmatically accredited.

  • There are around 2,925 students enrolled in various programs in the university which includes 1,013 full-time and 1,912 part-time students. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 4:1.

  • Stratford University address is 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

The university offers various services and facilities for both the on campus as well as online students to aid the students in various ways, such as student support and financial services, career services, and many more.


Stratford University Online

The programs offered online are flexible that provides students with the chance to work and learn at their own pace.

  • Complete flexibility, experienced faculty, and career-focused programs are the factors that make the university online programs distinct from other universities.

  • The university offers a wide spectrum of the Associate, Bachelor, and Masters Degree.

  • Stratford University login is available for both online and on-campus students in order to access the e-library, track the attendance or submit the assignments.

  • Stratford University Moodle is the online interactive portal developed by the university to make the online learning experience enhance to the next level. The student portal is a platform for the students to stay updated regarding assignments, announcements, and other affairs of the university. It provides the students with a classroom atmosphere virtually. 


Stratford University Schools

  • School Of Business Administration

  • School Of Computer Science & Information Technology

  • School Of Hospitality & Culinary Arts

  • School of Health Sciences

  • School of Nursing


Stratford University Tuition

The university offers various courses and the tuition fee for programs courses may vary. The tuition fee differs for each specialization and it’s altered every year.

The average tuition fees for various degree type is given below.

Degree Type Average Total Tuition 
Associate $33,300
Bachelors $66,600
Masters $26,507

Stratford University Programs

The university offers 18 online programs across 5 disciplines. The majors offered are Accounting, Business Management, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Information Systems.

Some of the programs are mentioned here. 

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration  Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
Master of Business Administration in International Business Master of Science in International Hospitality Management

Stratford University Financial Aid

Financial aid and assistance are available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study. Students who are looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. Stratford University federal school code is 017053.

The various Institutional Aid programs available are Stratford Guarantee, Stratford extra Reward Program, Stratford First Scholarships and more. 

The Federal Aid consists of Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Direct Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-Study program.

The Military Aid consists of Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, and Yellow Ribbon Program.


Stratford University Reviews

The various reviews provided by the students prove that the university is quite supportive towards the students and provides quality education. Few reviews given by the students are listed below.

  • Student support is always available.

  • The online education is easily accessible and the curriculum is industry oriented.

  • The online programs are updated and the faculty is always ready to support the students.


Stratford University Campus Life

  • Stratford University Baseball - The university's baseball team is quite active and the students are provided with the opportunity to represent the university in the intercollegiate tournaments.

  • Stratford University Athletics - Baseball, Basketball, and Softball are the sports in which the university actively takes part in. 

Stratford University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Falls Church, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

017053
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

ACICS
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: www.stratford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Stratford University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 4: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 33 % Part Time: 36 %
Total Population 2,925
Student Population Full Time: 1,013 Part Time: 1,912
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Stratford University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Stratford University

School of Business Administration

Majors available

Business Management Arts

School of Computer Science and Information Technology

Majors available

Information Systems

School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Majors available

Public Administration

School of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

Stratford University Admissions and Application Requirement

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.


Stratford University Admission ProcessAdmission Process

In a Learning Resource Center, students should take the Oxford online test on a computer. Students abilities in listening, reading, sentence meaning and language use to measure all language skills are tested in this test. Candidates must register for the courses that match their language level abilities, based on their scores. Prior to the start of each term through the office of Student Accounts.

Admission representatives of Stratford assist the students with the following

  • Help the students in identifying and pursuing the right career path
  • Matching one of the programs offered by the university to the academic background and career aspirations of the students
  • Help the students in the process of application, acceptance, and enrollment
  • Through Student Accounts Department the university offers financial assistance programs or scholarships to the students

Enrollment Checklist

The list of documents to be submitted for enrollment is as follows

  • Application for Admission
  • Proof of language proficiency (if required)
  • GRE or GMAT scores (if required)
  • Proof of financial support
  • Copy of passport
  • Application fee (USD $50)
  • Official Academic transcript

Doctoral degree program Requirements

  • The student must have earned the masters degree in a specific field of study
  • A 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the master's degree in the student’s field of study
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or an equivalent score on an internationally recognized test to check the proficiency of the English language of the students if English is not the primary language

Additional Requirements for doctoral programs

  • Resume outlining a minimum of five years of significant professional work experience in the related field of study
  • An essay with a minimum of 750 words on the statement of purpose indicating the applicant's interest in pursuing the advanced degree and the relationship to their future goals
  • The students should submit a 750-word research and writing sample. The university provides a topic to each student

Graduate degree program Requirements

  • Stratford University requires students to have completed a four-year bachelors degree
  • The graduate degree program selected by the students should be relevant to the program selected in the bachelor's degree

Undergraduate degree program Requirements

  • Proof of High school graduation along with the official transcripts should be submitted to the university
  • Students should undertake either TOEFL or IELTS tests to determine their English language proficiency

Software and Hardware Requirements

  • Virtual sessions are conducted through webcams for all the online programs at Stratford University. The instructor determines the number of virtual sessions for each course.
  • Students enrolling for the online degree programs should be having a high-speed internet connection to access online resources such as Moodle, Webinars, learning aids and various other resources. Cabble, fiber optic (FiOS) and DSL are a few examples of broadband.

Computer Requirements

  • Processor
    • Students having a personal computer should be having Intel or AMD 1.5GHz or greater processor
    • Students having Mac (Apple computer) should be having Intel-based CPU at 1.5GHz or greater
  • Operating system
    • Students having a personal computer should be having windows 7 with 32-bit or higher. The university recommends the students to have 64-bit
    • Students having Mac should be having OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or greater
  • Software Requirements
    • Students having a personal computer should be having the requirements mentioned below
    • Latest version of Java
    • Latest version of Flash
    • Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2010
    • Latest version of Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox
  • Mac computer requirements mentioned below
    • Latest version of Internet explorer, firefox, safari or  chrome
    • Latest version of Silver-light
    • Latest version of Flash
    • Latest version of Java
    • Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office 2011 or Office 365
  • RAM
    • Students having personal computer and mac should be having a minimum of 4GB of RAM. The Stratford University recommends students 8GB of RAM.
  • Disk Space
  • Students having a personal computer should be having 1280X800 or greater
  • Students having Mac computer should be having 1366X768 or greater

Additional Requirements

Students having a personal computer should be having these requirements

  • DVD Optical Drive (internal or external)
  • Webcam/microphone (built-in or external)
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Port and/or Wi-Fi Adapter
  • USB 2.0 and/or USB 3.0 port(s)
  • USB Thumb Drive suggested for transferring files
  • Speakers (built-in or external) or headset
  • Microphone (optional)

Students having Mac computer should be having these requirements

  • Protective Cover with Integrated Keyboard (highly recommended)
  • Webcam/microphone (built-in or external)
  • Speakers (built-in or external) or headset
  • Microphone (optional)

Stratford University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,100 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. Varies
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Varies U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. An Undergraduate student. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Direct Loan $6,500 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. Varies
Federal PLUS Loans Varies U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. Varies
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Stratford First Scholarships $10,000 Graduating High School Seniors. May 1st, 2018
Stratford extra Reward Program $3,300 Demonstrate the Financial need. May 1st, 2018
Stratford Guarantee Varies Demonstrate Interest to Participate. May 1st, 2018

Data Source: www.stratford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $14,164 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,568 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: www.stratford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $24,821

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 64% $4,399
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 45% $3,082
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 27% $4,100
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $1,556
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $9,165
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $9,165
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,821
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 67
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $168,376
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,513
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.stratford.edu/mso
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 1,007 $13,983
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 849 $14,164
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 158 $13,014

Data Source: www.stratford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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