About Us


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 Colleges

VSU features academic environments within six colleges:

VSU Programs

VSU offers 36 undergraduate degree programs, 16 graduate degree programs, two doctoral degree programs, and eight certificate programs. Check out our Degree Programs here.



VSU Accreditation

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

Welcome!

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D.

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D.
President

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Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D.

Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D.
President

Welcome!

I believe in God. I believe in family. I believe in the transformative nature of education. I believe in Virginia State University.