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Awards
& Recognition

Always Aiming Higher

Stanbridge® has devoted itself to excellence in everything we do. Beyond unrelenting growth academically, we seek out new ways to learn from, contribute to, and connect with the community around us. The result is a growing list of awards our students can be forever proud of.

  • Best Colleges for Nursing in California<sup>1</sup>

    2021

    Best Colleges for Nursing in California1

    by Niche.com

    Stanbridge University is ranked 5th in the 2021 Best Colleges for Nursing in California ranking by Niche.com. 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 firsthand 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.

  • #3 Occupational Therapy School in California<sup>2</sup>

    2021

    #3 Occupational Therapy School in California2

    by Bestvalueschools.org

    Stanbridge University is ranked 3rd in the top 10 Best Occupational Therapy Schools ranking by Bestvalueschools.org. The ranking is based on graduation rates and program cost.

  • #15 Best RN to BSN Program in the United States<sup>3</sup>

    2021

    #15 Best RN to BSN Program in the United States3

    by Intelligent.com

    Stanbridge University is ranked 15th in the Best RN to BSN Program ranking by Intelligent.com. The Best RN to BSN Program ranking is based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

  • #1 Vet Tech Program in California<sup>4</sup>

    2021

    #1 Vet Tech Program in California4

    by Bestvalueschools.org

    Stanbridge University is ranked 1st in the top 20 Best Vet Tech Program ranking by Bestvalueschools.org. The ranking is based on graduation rates and program cost.

  • Best Small Colleges in California<sup>5</sup>

    2020

    Best Small Colleges in California5

    by Niche.com

    Stanbridge University is ranked 10th in the 2020 Best Small Colleges in California ranking by Niche.com. The 2020 Best Small Colleges ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • America's Best Technical Colleges & Universities<sup>6</sup>

    2009 - 2020

    America's Best Technical Colleges & Universities6

    by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.

    Stanbridge University has been recognized as one of America's Best Technical Colleges ® for the 12th 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.

  • #1 Best VN Program in California<sup>7</sup>

    2020

    #1 Best VN Program in California7

    by Nursingprocess.org

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

  • Great Place to Work Certified<sup>8</sup>

    2019-2020

    Great Place to Work Certified8

    by Great Place to Work

    Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. They help companies around the world survey their employees, benchmark their results, identify gaps and improve their workplace culture. Great Place to Work is the only national recognition program based on a rigorous methodology and validated employee feedback. Stanbridge University has been granted certification by Great Place to Work from October 2019 - October 2020.

  • Investors in People Accredited<sup>9</sup>

    2019-2022

    Investors in People Accredited9

    by Investors in People

    Investors in People is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organizations that adhere to the Investors in People Standard. The current framework reflects the latest workplace trends, leading practices and employee conditions required to create outperforming teams. Stanbridge University has been granted 3 year accreditation by Investors in People.

  • #1 RN Program in California<sup>10</sup>

    2019

    #1 RN Program in California10

    by Registerednursing.org

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

  • ACCSC Excellence in Student Services<sup>11</sup>

    2019

    ACCSC Excellence in Student Services11

    by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

    Stanbridge University was the recipient of the 2019 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 eight 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 five Career Service Officers.

  • Gold Award Excellence in Community Service<sup>12</sup>

    2019

    Gold Award Excellence in Community Service12

    by the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS)

    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.

    Read more here.

  • #2 RN Program in California<sup>13</sup>

    2019

    #2 RN Program in California13

    by RNCareers.org

    Stanbridge University has been ranked 2nd in California for its Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) degree program from RNCareers.org. With an overall score of 100%, Stanbridge University is one of the best nursing schools in the nation. RNCareers.org's ranking is based on essential data such as NCLEX-PN pass rates, program offerings, price, institutional graduation and retention rates, and campus resources.

  • Innovation in Education Impact Award<sup>14</sup>

    2018

    Innovation in Education Impact Award14

    by the Internet Marketing Association (IMA)

    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.

    Read more here.

  • School of the Year<sup>15</sup>

    2017

    School of the Year15

    by the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS)

    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>16</sup>

    2009 - 2016

    President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll16

    by the Corporation for National and Community Service

    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.

    The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was discontinued by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2016.

  • Best Online Programs, RN to BSN<sup>17</sup>

    2016

    Best Online Programs, RN to BSN17

    by Bestcolleges.com

    Stanbridge University has been ranked 15th in the nation for its online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Degree Completion program from Bestcolleges.com. 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.

  • School of Excellence<sup>18</sup>

    2014 - 2015

    School of Excellence18

    by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

    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.

  • Community Service Award<sup>19</sup>

    2013

    Community Service Award19

    by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

    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.