Stratford University (438498)

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,980
2021 Average Net Price
$23,243
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.97%
on Student Loans
2021 Enrolled Students
1,397
24.8% Full-Time

About

Stratford University (438498) is a higher education institution located in Alexandria city, VA. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Stratford University (438498) were Registered Nursing (189 degrees awarded), Restaurant & Food Services Management (44 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2021, 579 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stratford University (438498). 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (243 degrees), 2.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University (438498) is $14,980, which is $−9,016 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Stratford University (438498) is $14,980

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,243.

In 2021, 54% of undergraduate students attending Stratford University (438498) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,980
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Stratford University (438498) was $14,980.

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Average Net Price

$23,243
2021 Value
4.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Stratford University (438498) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,243. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Stratford University (438498) grew by 4.88%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Stratford University (438498) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 8.47% with respect to 2020, when 59% 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.
3.97%
2019 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Stratford University (438498) was 3.97%, which represents 42 out of the 1059 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 (438498) had a total enrollment of 1,397 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University (438498) is 346 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,051. This means that 24.8% of students enrolled at Stratford University (438498) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stratford University (438498), both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.3% Black or African American, 10.1% White, 9.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.09% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Asian, 4.15% Two or More Races, and 0.358% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stratford University (438498) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (34.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (9.29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (19.5%), followed by Asian Female (13%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stratford University (438498) in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,397 students. The full-time enrollment at Stratford University (438498) is 346 and the part-time enrollment is 1,051. This means that 24.8% of students enrolled at Stratford University (438498) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2021 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 (438498) was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Stratford University (438498) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Black or African American
    591 enrolled students
  2. White
    141 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    127 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Stratford University (438498) is 42.3% Black or African American, 10.1% White, 9.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.09% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Asian, 4.15% Two or More Races, and 0.358% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2021, 199 more women than men received degrees from Stratford University (438498). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stratford University (438498) is black or african american (243 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (87 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stratford University (438498) is Registered Nursing (189 degrees awarded), followed by Restaurant & Food Services Management (44 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Stratford University (438498), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (72 degrees awarded), Health (267 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (65 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stratford University (438498) are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Stratford University (438498) in 2021 are Personal & Culinary Services (72 degrees awarded), Health (267 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (65 degrees), Business (134 degrees), and Education (26 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (438498) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Stratford University (438498) are Personal & Culinary Services (72 degrees awarded), Health (267 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (65 degrees), Business (134 degrees), and Education (26 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stratford University (438498) are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Stratford University (438498) are Personal & Culinary Services (72 degrees awarded), Health (267 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (65 degrees), Business (134 degrees), and Education (26 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stratford University (438498).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 189 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stratford University (438498) was Registered Nursing with 189 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

190
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
389
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University (438498), which is 0.488 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University (438498) in General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts, which is 1.12 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Stratford University (438498) in Registered Nursing, which is 6.56 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Stratford University (438498) is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Black or African American
    243 degrees awarded
  2. White
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stratford University (438498) is black or african american (243 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (87 degrees).

12.4% of degree recipients (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. Black or African American Female
    184 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stratford University (438498) is black or african american female (184 degrees awarded). There were 3.12 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Stratford University (438498) employs 56 No academic ranks. Most academics at Stratford University (438498) are Female No academic rank (34), and Male No academic rank (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stratford University (438498) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, Sales and related, with 13 employees, and Management with 10 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$14.4M
2021 Salaries
30.9%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Stratford University (438498) paid a median of $14.4M in salaries, a 30.9% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.65M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2021, Stratford University (438498) paid a total of $4.65M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stratford University (438498) was No academic rank with 56 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stratford University (438498) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees, Sales and related with 13 employees, and Management with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stratford University (438498) was Female No academic rank with 34 employees, and Male No academic rank with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Stratford University (438498).

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