Stratford University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,980
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,436
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
15.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,947
33.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60%
15 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 (95 degrees awarded), Restaurant & Food Services Management (29 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2020, 595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stratford University. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (275 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University is $14,980, which is $−7,550 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University is $14,980, which is $−7,550 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,436.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,980
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Stratford University was $14,980. The cost of tuition at Stratford University is $−7,550 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$24,436
2020 Value
70.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Stratford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,436. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Stratford University grew by 70.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,000
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stratford University was of $7,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2019 and 2020. 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

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Stratford University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 30.6% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
15.7%
2018 Default Rate
194
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Stratford University was 15.7%, which represents 194 out of the 1233 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 1,947 students. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University is 649 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,298. This means that 33.3% of students enrolled at Stratford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stratford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% Black or African American, 13.7% White, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.78% Asian, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stratford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (32.1%), followed by White Female (10.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (18.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.4%) and Asian Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stratford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,947 students. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University is 649 and the part-time enrollment is 1,298. This means that 33.3% of students enrolled at Stratford University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stratford University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,003
  2. White
    267
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    183

The enrolled student population at Stratford University is 51.5% Black or African American, 13.7% White, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.78% Asian, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.36% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 161 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 (275 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stratford University is Registered Nursing (95 degrees awarded), followed by Restaurant & Food Services Management (29 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (26 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 (116 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), and Health (202 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 (116 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Health (202 degrees), Business (169 degrees), and Engineering (15 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 (116 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Health (202 degrees), Business (169 degrees), and Engineering (15 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 (116 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Health (202 degrees), Business (169 degrees), and Engineering (15 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. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stratford University was Registered Nursing with 95 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

217
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
378
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University, which is 0.574 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.909 times less than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to women at Stratford University in Registered Nursing, which is 12.6 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 6% of students graduating from Stratford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stratford University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 6.67% of graduates (1 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
    275 degrees awarded
  2. White
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stratford University is black or african american (275 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (115 degrees).

8.74% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    94 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stratford University is black or african american female (181 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (94 degrees).

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Operations

Stratford University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Stratford University had a total salary expenditure of $48.3M. Stratford University employs 53 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Stratford University are Female No academic ranks (29), Male No academic ranks(24), 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 58 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, 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

$20.8M
2020 Salaries
15.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Stratford University paid a median of $20.8M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($48.3M) and a 15.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.01% growth from 2018 and a 5.76% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.36M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2020, Stratford University paid a total of $4.36M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stratford University were No academic rank with 53 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stratford University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; Management with 13 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stratford University was Female No academic rank with 29 employees, and Male No academic rank with 24 employees.

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