Stratford University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Stratford University regarding its recent data breach. The Stratford University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 78,600 individuals.


Stratford University is a small private university located in Idylwood, Virginia.  As a small private institution, Stratford University specializes in nursing and health care related degrees with over 40% of undergraduates enrolled in its nursing program. Recently, Stratford University announced that the spring 2023 semester will be its last term of operation. This decision was the result of a decertification of Stratford University’s institutional accreditor, ACICS. In 2020, Stratford University had about 1,600 undergraduate students with an average tuition of $24,700.


On August 27, 2022, Stratford University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Stratford University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on August 26, 2022. On January 26, 2023, Stratford University began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Passport number
  • Contact information
  • Student identification number

If you received a breach notification from Stratford University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Stratford University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Stratford University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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