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Greater Happens Here in the upcoming academic year. Our Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Academic Calendar is now available.

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Greater Happens Here

Virginia State University fosters sustained excellence as a preeminent public land-grant university, providing access to higher education and a holistic, greater learning experience to produce world-class leaders and scholars.

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VSU Top Rank HBCUs Nationwide

VSU Top Rank HBCUs Nationwide

According to U.S. News and World Report, VSU places in the top 30 in the category of Best Overall HBCUs for 2022.  The annual list examines factors such as retention, alumni giving, faculty resources, graduate indebtedness, and student excellence.

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Headlines and Announcements

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VSU to Offer the University’s First Ever Fully Online Four-Year Degree

We are expanding our online program offerings at Virginia State University. Our new programs include a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality Management, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Certification in Homefront Readjustment for the Armed Forces.

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VSU Reports Largest Enrollment Increase in a Decade, Despite National Trends of Declining Enrollment

Despite national trends of declining university enrollments, Virginia State University is reporting the largest year-to-year increase in retention and enrollment in more than a decade.

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VSU Offering Parents an Educational and Inclusive Summer Option for School Aged Children

Virginia State University is offering area parents ten educational options for school aged students during the summer 2022 academic break. The VSU Summer Camp Series offers options for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The camps are hosted by Virginia State University faculty and staff.

VSU 2022 Graduate and Richmond Native Who Battled Homelessness and Abuse Now Headed For Ivy League Degree

26-year-old Kyle Jacobs is one of 527 graduates who will receive a degree from VSU on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Jacobs, a graduate of the VSU College of Agriculture and a member of the Honors College, says the journey to his degree included obstacles such as homelessness, foster care, and abuse. This fall, he will pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York City on a full scholarship.

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Events

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Join the summer fun at one of our many VSU educational summer camps.

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June 17-18, 2022

June 17-18, 2022

We are proud to participate in "The Big Homecoming" Music and Culture Festival to Pay Homage to Rich Legacy of Historically Black Colleges being held in Atlanta, GA.

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Aerial Tour Video

While we hope you’ll take the time to visit our HBCU college campus in person, our aerial tour is the next best thing.

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