Stanbridge University

Irvine, CA 92612

Stanbridge University is one of the 78 private 4-year, for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is small in size and located in Irvine. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 265 freshman students enrolled.

Every year 71% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

The Stanbridge Vocational Nursing Program is intended to base students on a solid academic foundation and integrity. 

Students at Stanbridge are encouraged to engage their community through a range of initiatives with theoretical in class instruction and in clinical environments comes alive in real healthcare settings.

The program allows students to earn a diploma in as little as 13 months of full time study consisting of 1808 hours including theory and clinical time. Part time students can complete the program in 26 months to complete the same number of hours of study.

The length of time to complete the program may vary based on school holidays and breaks to extend to an average of 14 months for full time students and 27.5 months for part time students.

The schedule for part time students is: theory classes two evening a week, clinical practice on Saturdays and selected Sunday. Tutoring is also in the evening.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Meet with an admissions representative for a personal tour of the campus
  2. Take the entrance exam for the program
  3. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  4. Meet with financial aid representative
  5. Complete enrollment paperwork
  6. Attend orientation prior to enrollment

Stanbridge College accepts application to the Nursing program on an open enrollment basis.

The Stanbridge College RN to BSN program is offered exclusively online. The program is not accredited but Stanbridge College has institutional accreditation from the ACCSC.

Stanbridge has developed a learning system called Edverum for 100% online education. The program enables the student to contact with classmates, to keep track of progress and to quickly access course material.

Students can complete the program in 21 months depending on the number of courses taken.

Admissions Procedures:

  • Admission requires a current and unencumbered RN license
  • Applicants will need to have an ADN or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts for all college level coursework
  • The Online Learning Readiness Quiz is recommended to establish that online learning is a good fit for the applicant

Prospective applicant should contact the college admissions office prior to beginning the application process. The Admissions representative will guide the applicant through confirming pre-quistes for admission.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 39
Bachelor's degree 0 5
Master's degree 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 12 83
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 2 49
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 100%
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
02/29/2004 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

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Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of Stanbridge University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,419
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $6,520
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $4,800
Federal Student Loans 71% $8,483
Private Loans 11% $11,260


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,395
$30,001 to $48,000$26,672
$48,001 to $75,000$28,500
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Stanbridge University
2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
Irvine, CA 92612

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