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.
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.
Continuing Education Programs:
Event Management Certificate Program The mission of the Professional Event Management Certificate Program at Stratford University is to support the events profession by offering superior educational courses
and practical experiences for career advancement within the industry, including special events, meetings, tradeshow, entertainment, sports management and fundraising.
Culinary Workshops Stratford University's Culinary Workshops offers first timers and experienced cooks the opportunity to learn a few outstanding recipes and to make some new friends while having fun on a
Saturday morning. The schedule includes special classes for couples and singles.
Certification Courses including Oracle, MSCE, .Net Framework, Cisco, Linux, and computer security-related topics for students and IT professionals.