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Stanbridge College in Irvine, California, has been recognized as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges ® for the second 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.

Default Rates, By Year

FY 2010 – 0% (Draft)
FY 2009 – 0%
FY 2008 – 3%
FY 2007 – 7.6%
FY 2006 – 0%

Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., 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.

“Again this year the facts show that Stanbridge College is among a select group of institutions producing graduates who succeed in the workplace despite difficult economic times,” said Lewis T. Lindsey Jr., President of IR&E. A student loan default rate below the national average for institutions within their classification indicatives greater student support and course offerings more relevant to economic growth and workforce career success.”

Mr. Lindsey added, “Focused instruction in careers that are in demand produce job opportunities.”

“Stanbridge College is pleased to be recognized as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for the second consecutive year,” stated Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. “We have an unwavering commitment to helping our students learn both in the classroom and in the community. Our primary goal is to make sure our students gain the skills that enable them to become leaders in their future careers.”

Mr. Weerasuriya continued, “We greatly appreciate the IRE for giving us this recognition.”

About Stanbridge College

Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a private, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Information Technology.

Stanbridge College has also been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 and 2011 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has also been named to the 2009 and 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008 – 2009 recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.

About Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

Since 1989, IR&E, Inc., based in Rome, Georgia, has annually produced listings of outstanding colleges and universities nationwide, both public and private, in a variety of categories including America’s 100 Best College Buys ®, America’s Best Christian Colleges ® and  America’s Best Small Colleges ®.

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2009 - 2014
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
ACCSC School of Excellence
ACCSC Excellence
in Student Services
ACCSC Community Service
Award Winner
2009 through 2014
IRE Best Technical Colleges