Stratford University was among the 10 four-year colleges and universities in Virginia with the lowest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.
The school recorded a 6 percent graduation rate.
The analysis is based on numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education. The NCES provides the most current data on graduation rates, pricing, enrollment and accreditation at more than 7,000 post-secondary campuses. It is available through the NCES Web portal, College Navigator.
The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. The time period reflects 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.
Virginia four-year schools with the worst graduation rates
|4||Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton||Hampton||340||13%|
|5||University of Phoenix-Virginia||Allen||526||13%|
|6||Virginia University of Lynchburg||Lynchburg||370||14%|
|7||South University-Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||643||16%|
|8||Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond||Chesterfield||617||20%|
|10||The Art Institute of Washington||Arlington||667||22%|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics