With 2,153 faculty members, Stanford puts a strong emphasis on the student to teacher ratio (about 5 to 1). Twenty members of the community are actually Nobel Laureates, as are four Pulitzer Prize winners. The university also offers students ROTC – Army, study abroad, distance learning, and teacher certification.

After their first year, 98%% of freshmen stay at the school. 77% go on to graduate within four years, 96% in six.

With plenty of diversity on campus, the majority of students come from New York, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington.

Academic Profile for 2023

Four Year Graduation Rate

Six Year Graduation Rate

Eight Year Graduation Rate

Student to Faculty Ratio
5 to 1

First Year Retention Rate

Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
students in 2020

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information

Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2021 school year

Students Total

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2020 school year

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Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)



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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1949 - Current

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Agency / Program Period of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
[Law (LAW) - Professional schools]
01/01/1923 - Current
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
04/19/1985 - 08/31/2008
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
[Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree]
07/01/1942 - Current
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
[Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools]
10/20/2002 - 09/23/2015
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
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