is a private, for-profit
, higher educational
institution founded in 1976. Stratford specializes in adult education
and offers placement assistance for students and graduates. It delivers online
, and blended online/classroom
The Stratford campuses are owned by American Transportation Institute, Inc., a privately-held Virginia corporation. Stratford has two campuses in Northern Virginia (Falls Church and Woodbridge). The majority of the student body is non-traditional and works full-time while attending school. Stratford's international student body is diverse and represents over twenty countries.
The University has a number of international partnerships in Asia and Canada. Stratford has partnered with the Global Land Coalition to provide distance education services in developing countries.
awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines including business administration, computer information systems, allied health, culinary arts, and hotel/restaurant management. The University offers accelerated degree programs for those who wish to start their careers quickly. An associate's degree can be earned in 15 months, a bachelor's degree in 30 months, and a master's degree in 15 months. Stratford University has five academic departments offering the following degrees
School of Computer Information Systems
- Information Technology BS
- Networking Management and Security AAS
- Digital Design AAS
School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality
- Hospitality Management BA
- Advanced Culinary Arts AAS
- Baking and Pastry Arts AAS
- Hotel and Restaurant Management AAS
School of Business Administration
- Business Administration BS
- Business Administration AAS
School of Allied Health
- Allied Health (Medical Assisting) AAS
School of Graduate Studies
- Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
- International Masters of Business Administration (IMBA)
- Enterprise Business Management MS
- Information Systems MS
- Software Engineering MS
offers a wide range of services to assist the students and faculty some of which include:
- Stratford's Continuing Education Office'' offers many non-credit workshops and courses in business, allied health, technology, culinary arts, and event management.
- Stratford's Food Services are managed by the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The School of Culinary Arts offers fine dining to the public as part of its culinary curriculum. The School operates the Escoffier Dining Room and the Library Cafe.
- Stratford's Media Office produces and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tech Talk Radio, which is aired on WFED (1500 AM) each Saturday from 9 to 10 am EST. The show is streamed live over the Internet from the WFED home page. Audio files of the show are posted each week to the Tech Talk Radio home page. The show is also available via podcast. Tech Talk Radio first aired in January 2000 and has been previously broadcast on WMAL (630AM), WJFK-FM (106.7FM), WTWP (1500AM, 107.7FM), and WWWT (1500AM, 107.7FM) radio stations.
is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
(ACICS) to award degrees through the master's level. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized by the United States Department of Education
and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA). Stratford is a member of the SOC Consortium
and is recognized by the Veteran's Administration
for the delivery of education. All culinary programs have a second accreditation (programmatic) with the American Culinary Federation
(ACF). Stratford has been authorized to award degrees and diplomas by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Stratford University does not have regional accreditation thus many regionally accredited schools will be reluctant to accept their credits in transfer or recognize their degrees for entry into graduate programs.