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Accreditation and Affiliations

Our goal is to provide quality career-focused programs to meet the needs of high-demand industries.

Stratford University is proud of its industry and educational affiliations. We will continue to expand in this direction because it helps establish a broader range of contacts for our graduates.

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Diplomas, Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Degrees.
  • The ACICS is Recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.
  • Stratford University is exempt from requirements of oversight to grant Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
  • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs approved for Federal Student Financial Assistance programs
  • Approved for the Training of Veterans
  • Member, Service Members Opportunity College
  • Authorized to enroll Immigration Alien Students
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Executive Board Member, Internet Society
  • Member, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Member, Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board
  • Member, Career College Association
  • Board Member, Virginia Career College Association
  • Collegiate Partner, Baltimore Recruiting Battalion
  • Affiliated member of the American Culinary Federation
  • Member, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Education
  • Member, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington
  • Supporting Member, Careers in Culinary Arts Program
  • Affiliated member of the International Food Service Executives Association
  • Member, International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • Future Business Leaders of America + Phi Beta Lambda
  • Member, Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Member, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Eastern Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Partner, West Potomac High School
  • Partner, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Approved by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Approved by District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services