Stratford University, a Virginia public benefit corporation, is a U.S. higher educational institution founded in 1976. Stratford specializes in adult education, provides placement assistance for students and graduates, and offers degrees through the doctoral level. It delivers online, classroom, and blended online/classroom programs. Stratford has partnered with the Global Land Coalition to provide distance education services in developing countries. The Stratford campus in India is a Joint Venture with the K. K. Modi Group, created to offer residential American degrees in India. The legal name of the Indian Joint Venture is Modi Stratford Education Management (MSEM), Pvt. Ltd. The Modi Stratford Foundation, a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of MSEM, delivers the academic programs in India as an accredited campus of Stratford University.Academic Programs:
Stratford University awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines including business administration, computer information systems, health sciences, nursing, culinary arts,
and hotel management. Online, residential, and blended programs are available. All online and blended courses use the Stratford online Moodle platform hosted in Stratford's data center. The learning
outcomes embedded within the curriculum are employer-centric, while the teaching methods and delivery style are student-centric.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Stratford University's 2014 faculty consisted of 100 full-time and 464 part-time instructors. Their 2014 undergraduate first-time, full-time student retention rate was approximately 56%. Since most of the undergraduate students transferred from other institutions, this rate included only 8% of the total undergraduate student population. It did not include any graduate students.
The University offers accelerated degree programs for those who wish to start their careers quickly. An associate degree can be earned in 15 months, a bachelor's degree in 30 months, a master's degree in 15 months, and a doctorate in 35 months. The table below lists all programs and indicates which are available online.