Virginia State University, an HBCU founded in 1882, is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick.
With a current student population of approximately 4,000, the University sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. Our 231-acre campus boasts 11 residence halls, 18 academic buildings and a 412-acre agriculture research facility.
VSU features academic environments within six colleges:
- The College of Agriculture
- The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business
- The College of Education
- The College of Engineering and Technology
- The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- The College of Natural and Health Sciences
VSU offers 36 undergraduate degree programs, 16 graduate degree programs, two doctoral degree programs, and eight certificate programs. Check out our Degree Programs here.
Virginia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia State University.
College and Program Accreditation
- AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- ABET – Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
- ACEND – Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- ACPHA – Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
- ATMAE – Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering
- CSWE – Council on Social Work Education
- NASAD – National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- NASM – National Association of Schools of Music
- NCATE/CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation