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Located in Irvine, California, Stanbridge University is a private for-profit institution. Irvine is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

201 Undergraduate Degrees
35% Acceptance Rate

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Stanbridge University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Stanbridge.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Stanbridge has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#35 Highest Paid Registered Nursing Graduates College Factual
#43 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Stanbridge University?


Contact details for Stanbridge are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-794-9090

Admission Requirements for Stanbridge

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Stanbridge?

35% Acceptance Rate
80% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Stanbridge University is 35%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 20% of accepted students are men and 80% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 23%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Can I Afford Stanbridge University?

83% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Stanbridge, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $11,068 a year. That adds up to $44,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stanbridge is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Stanbridge University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,508 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 190 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,508 full-time undergraduates at Stanbridge, 24% are male and 76% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stanbridge University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 321
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 550
White 270
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 313

Online Learning at Stanbridge University

31 Took All Classes Online
31 Took At Least One Class Online
28.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 31 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stanbridge has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 17th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Stanbridge

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stanbridge University was 28.6%. This is the #591 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stanbridge regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Stanbridge ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Stanbridge.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #201
Nursing #366

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Stanbridge University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 121 0 121
Registered Nursing 78 0 2 80
TOTAL 78 121 2 201


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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