Norfolk State University (NSU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution, founded in 1935 as the Norfolk State Unit of Virginia Union University (VUU). It is a historically black university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
In 1942, the school became independent of VUU and was named Norfolk Polytechnic College. Within two years, by an act of the Virginia Legislature, it became a part of Virginia State College (now Virginia State University ), and granted its first bachelor's degrees in 1956. The college divided from Virginia State College in 1969 and was named Norfolk State College. When granted university status in 1979, the school's name changed to Norfolk State University.
Norfolk State offers 36 Undergraduate, 15 Master's, and 2 Doctorate degrees with new Bachelor's degree program being offered in Optical Engineering and Master's degree programs in Optical Engineering, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice. Eighty-five students attended the first classes held in 1935; 6,500 students are enrolled today. The university is one of the largest black institutions in the nation. It ranks 9th among schools graduating African Americans with bachelor's degrees. 0 New Posts |
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