Stratford University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,980
0.0334% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,339
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,373
33.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.3%
6 Graduates

About

Stratford University is a higher education institution located in Fairfax County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stratford University were Registered Nursing (79 degrees awarded), Restaurant & Food Services Management (75 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (53 degrees).

In 2019, 716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stratford University. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (345 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University is $14,980, which is $−7,046 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University is $14,980, which is $−7,046 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,339.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,980
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Stratford University was $14,980. The cost of tuition at Stratford University is $−7,046 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,339
2019 Value
33.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Stratford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,339. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Stratford University grew by 33.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,797
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stratford University was of $6,797 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Stratford University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2018, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
18.9%
2017 Default Rate
266
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Stratford University was 18.9%, which represents 266 out of the 1411 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Stratford University has a total enrollment of 2,373 students. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University is 800 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,573. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Stratford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stratford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.7% Black or African American, 12.1% White, 5.73% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Asian, 3.2% Two or More Races, 0.337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stratford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (16.8%), followed by White Female (8.96%) and Black or African American Male (7.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (8.26%), followed by Asian Male (7.44%) and Asian Female (7.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stratford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,373 students. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University is 800 and the part-time enrollment is 1,573. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Stratford University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stratford University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Stratford University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    895
  2. White
    287
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    136

The enrolled student population at Stratford University is 37.7% Black or African American, 12.1% White, 5.73% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Asian, 3.2% Two or More Races, 0.337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.337% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 222 more women than men received degrees from Stratford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stratford University is black or african american (345 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stratford University is Registered Nursing (79 degrees awarded), followed by Restaurant & Food Services Management (75 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stratford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (168 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), and Health (241 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stratford University are Registered nurses (1,458,237 people), Other managers (1,059,272 people), Software developers (1,027,178 people), Accountants & auditors (1,023,800 people), and Financial managers (527,481 people).

The most specialized majors at Stratford University are Personal & Culinary Services (168 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Health (241 degrees), Business (203 degrees), and Engineering (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stratford University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Stratford University are Personal & Culinary Services (168 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Health (241 degrees), Business (203 degrees), and Engineering (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stratford University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,810,266 people), Computer Systems Design (1,377,054 people), Elementary & secondary schools (740,486 people), Construction (650,426 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (646,501 people).

The most specialized majors at Stratford University are Personal & Culinary Services (168 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (95 degrees), Health (241 degrees), Business (203 degrees), and Engineering (9 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stratford University.
Most Common
  1. 79 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stratford University was Registered Nursing with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

247
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
469
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 247 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (469).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1 times approximately the same the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Stratford University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.88 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stratford University is Male and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    345 degrees awarded
  2. White
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stratford University is black or african american (345 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

8.38% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    244 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    101 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stratford University is black or african american female (244 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (101 degrees).

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Operations

Stratford University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Stratford University had a total salary expenditure of $57.5M. Stratford University employs 67 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Stratford University are Female No academic ranks (39), Male No academic ranks(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stratford University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 18 employees, and Sales and related with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Stratford University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Stratford University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Stratford University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.6M
2019 Salaries
7.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Stratford University paid a median of $24.6M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($57.5M) and a 7.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.76% decline from 2017 and a 6.88% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.62M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2019, Stratford University paid a total of $5.62M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stratford University were No academic rank with 67 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stratford University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees; and Sales and related with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stratford University was Female No academic rank with 39 employees, Male No academic rank with 28 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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