Virginia State University



One Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA, 23806

Number of Students

Degrees Offered
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Type of Institution
Public- 4-year or above

In-state Tuition

Out-of-state Tuition

Financial Aid
Yes! 90% of first-time beginning undergraduates received financial aid.

About Virginia State University

Virginia State University- America’s first fully state supported four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks- is a comprehensive university and one of two land-grant institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its mission is to promote and sustain academic programs that integrate instruction- research- and extension/public service in a design most responsive to the needs and endeavors of individuals and groups within its scope of influence. Ultimately- the University is dedicated to the promotion of knowledgeable- perceptive- and humane citizens—secure in their self-awareness- equipped for personal fulfillment- sensitive to the needs and aspirations of others- and committed to assuming productive roles in a challenging and ever-changing global society.

2010-2011 data from U.S. Department of Education

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