Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Stratford University to close campuses in Virginia Beach, Newport News

The Stratford University at Oyster Point is one of three campuses closing in October (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Stratford University)
The Stratford University at Oyster Point is one of three campuses closing in October (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Stratford University)

Stratford University plans to close three of its college campuses in Southeast Virginia.

“We are not liable financially for it, said David Brand, vice president of academic affairs for the university, noting 67 percent of its students are online. “It doesn’t make sense for use as a business to keep on doing it.”

“We actually not really closing right now,” Brand said.

The three campuses in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Glen Allen will continue to teach two more terms before closing in mid-October, Brand said.

Stratford University was established in 1976 and is known for offering both on-campus and online classes for its students.

Brand said the university will offer 25 percent off tuition to any students affected by the campus closing until they graduate and will honor students with athletic scholarships, until they graduate as well.

“We think we have a great program and the students seem to be happy,” Brand said. “I think that we will have some sense of community.”

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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