Stanbridge University

& Recognition

Always Aiming Higher

We are devoted to excellence in everything we do. Beyond unrelenting growth academically, you will seek out new ways to learn from, contribute to, and connect with the community around you. The result is a growing list of awards you can be forever proud of.

    • #1 Best RN Program in California<sup>1</sup>


      #1 Best RN Program in California1

      Stanbridge University has been ranked 1st in California for its Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) degree program from Stanbridge leads in current and historical NCLEX-RN licensure exam pass rates from 2014 - 2018.

    • #1 Best VN Program in California<sup>2</sup>


      #1 Best VN Program in California2

      Stanbridge University’s Vocational Nursing program has been ranked first in California by ranked the 20 best LVN programs in California based on NCLEX-PN first-time pass rates, academic quality and affordability, and published reviews.

    • Best Small Colleges in California<sup>3</sup>


      Best Small Colleges in California3

      Stanbridge University is ranked 10th in the 2019 Best Small Colleges in California ranking by The 2019 Best Small Colleges ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

    • Best Colleges for Nursing in California<sup>4</sup>


      Best Colleges for Nursing in California4

      Stanbridge University is ranked 3rd in the 2019 Best Colleges for Nursing in California ranking by The Best Colleges for Nursing ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni in the Vocational Nursing, Associate of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Degree Completion and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Stanbridge University.

    • CAPPS Gold Award Excellence in Community Service<sup>5</sup>


      CAPPS Gold Award Excellence in Community Service5

      Stanbridge University was honored to receive the 2019 Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service. The acceptance of the award highlights Stanbridge University’s continued commitment to creating an educational experience not only in the classroom but also through a platform for students and staff to serve the community and make a positive impact.

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    • Innovation in Education Impact Award<sup>6</sup>


      Innovation in Education Impact Award6

      Stanbridge University was awarded the 2018 IMPACT Award for Innovation in Education by the Internet Marketing Association (IMA). The IMPACT Awards recognize the achievements of industry leaders across a variety of sectors. The Innovation in Education Award is given to institutions who continually evolve student learning and engagement using technology and innovation. Stanbridge University is the most recent winner of the award and joins previous recipients that include New York University, Chapman University, and Pepperdine University. Additional 2018 IMPACT award recipients include St. Joseph Health, Barnes and Noble Education, Microsoft, Lenovo, and Oracle.

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    • Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. America's Best Technical Colleges & Universities<sup>7</sup>

      2009 - 2019

      Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. America's Best Technical Colleges & Universities7

      Stanbridge University has been recognized as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges ® for the 11th consecutive year, based upon the student loan default rate for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. Stanbridge's default rate ranks 11th amongst UC and Cal State universities with a success rate of 97% of the institutions' students repaying their student loans.

      Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Each year it identifies accredited colleges and universities that offer exceptional educational opportunities.

    • CAPPS School of the Year<sup>8</sup>


      CAPPS School of the Year8

      This prestigious award from the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) is a testament to Stanbridge’s outstanding educational practices and commitment to technological innovation, rigorous academics, and service to the greater community, among higher education institutions.

    • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll<sup>9</sup>

      2009 - 2016

      President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll9

      Stanbridge University has been named to the 2016 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the seventh consecutive year. The award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The recognition honors the university for its positive impact on local and global communities.

    • Best Online Programs, RN to BSN<sup>10</sup>

      2016 Best Online Programs, RN to BSN10

      Stanbridge University has been ranked 15th in the nation for its online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Degree Completion program from Over 400 nursing programs in the United States were evaluated based on their admissions, retention, and graduation rates using the latest information from the US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator databases.

    • ACCSC School of Excellence<sup>11</sup>

      2014 - 2015

      ACCSC School of Excellence11

      Stanbridge University has been named a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge was honored along with 23 other schools, out of the 800 institutions that the ACCSC accredits. The award distinguishes ACCSC-accredited schools for their commitment to the expectations and rigors of the accreditation process, as well as the efforts made by high-performing institutions that have demonstrated strong student achievement outcomes.

    • ACCSC Excellence in Student Services<sup>12</sup>


      ACCSC Excellence in Student Services12

      Stanbridge University was the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award from the ACCSC, which recognizes an accredited institution that operates an outstanding student services program. In selecting the winner, many factors are considered, including the comprehensive depth of the program, the significant and positive contributions of the program to students’ college experience, and how the program supports and enhances the school’s mission. Stanbridge provides students with a suite of comprehensive services from the first day of orientation, including a team of six full-time Student Services team members, extensive academic tutoring, mentorship programs, crisis counseling, a dedicated, full-time Academic Success Coordinator, access to a Learning Resource Center, financial literacy advising, and eight Career Service Officers.

    • ACCSC Community Service Award<sup>13</sup>


      ACCSC Community Service Award13

      Stanbridge University was named the 2013 ACCSC Community Service Award Winner by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which accredits 800 colleges and universities. Each year, the accrediting agency selects one ACCSC-accredited institution that has made outstanding contributions to their local community through service initiatives to receive this award.