Stanbridge College Recognized as a 2015 ACCSC School of Excellence

Stanbridge College has been recognized as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The award is presented every five years during a school’s reaccreditation cycle.

Irvine, CA, October 31, 2015 --( Stanbridge College 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.

“Stanbridge College is pleased to be recognized as a School of Excellence by the ACCSC,” said Mr. Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. “We look forward to continuing our goals of preparing students for licensure and employment in the fields of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology and Hemodialysis.”

ACCSC-accredited institutions are eligible for the School of Excellence Award every five years, subject to meeting the conditions of renewing of accreditation with ACCSC without any findings of non-compliance, satisfying all requirements necessary to be in good standing with the Commission, and demonstrating a high level of student achievement, including rates of graduation and graduate employment. Stanbridge College was recognized during the Award Ceremony at the ACCSC’s 9th Annual Professional Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia on September 9th, 2015.

Stanbridge College is home to several unique technological innovations for student training, including the world’s first high-fidelity canine patient simulator, the West Coast’s only synthetic human cadaver lab, and multiple world-class training and patient simulation clinics. The college has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) in California since 2007 with a 91% cumulative pass rate. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has a 96% two-year average annual National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) pass rate, and the Hemodialysis Technician Program has a 95% two-year average annual California Dialysis Council (CDC CHT) pass rate.

Since 1965, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has been committed to establishing and advancing quality education at postsecondary career schools and colleges. ACCSC accredits public, private, non-profit, and for-profit institutions that offer career, technical, and vocational training programs at the postsecondary level. ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 185,000 students who are pursuing a quality career education at approximately 700 ACCSC-accredited institutions across the United States, Puerto Rico, and abroad. ACCSC has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority for quality education since 1967. In 2011, ACCSC's recognition was renewed for five years, the maximum timeframe allowed under current federal regulations. More information on ACCSC is available online at

About Stanbridge College
Founded in 1996, Stanbridge College offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,300 students.

For each year from 2009 through 2014, Stanbridge has been named to the 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. In 2013, Stanbridge College received the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Stanbridge College has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the ACCSC, and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge College one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2014.

Stanbridge College’s Vocational Nursing program has a 91% average annual NCLEX pass rate, Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates have achieved a 96% average annual NBCOT pass rate, and Hemodialysis Technician graduates have a 95% average annual CDC CHT exam pass rate. For more information, please visit or call (949) 794-9090.
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Jamie Wylie