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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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   Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University is one the fastest growing HBCUs in the country. This Institution began in 1935 as the Norfolk Branch of Virginia Union University. The branch open with 85 students in 1935. Mr. Samuel Fischer Scott a native of Portsmouth, Va and a graduate of Virginia Union University was it's first director of the branch. In 1938, he was replaced with Dr. Lyman Beecher Brooks also a Virginia Union Alumnus served as the director 1938-1963, as the Provost from 1963-1969, and it's first President from 1969-1975.

In 1942, the school became independent of VUU and was named Norfolk Polytechnic College. By 1944, the school was taken over by the state of Virginia and it became a branch of Virginia State College now known as Virginia State University. By 1950, the Polytechnic College had an enrollment of 1019 students.

In 1952, the city of Norfolk gave the school it permanent site of 132 acres on Corprew Avenue. In 1955, the Virginia General Assembly gave the school permission to award bachelors degrees. The first bachelors's degrees we awarded in 1960. In 1969, the school was granted it's independence from Virginia State College and the school was renamed Norfolk State College. The college was accredited in 1969 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The enrollment at that time was over 5000 students. In 1975, the school began awarding graduate degrees. In 1979, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation giving Norfolk State College University status. The school's name was changed to Norfolk State University. This institution is still growing and you can grow with it. This is a must see university.

Academia:                                                                                                                        Athletics
School of Business                                                                                        Men's Sports                  Women's Sports
School of Education                                                                                     Baseball                           Softball
School of Extended Learning                                                                        Basketball                       Basketball
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                  Cross Country                 Cross Country
College of Science, Engineering and Technology                                             Football                          Volleyball
Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work                                                       Tennis                             Tennis
                                                                                                                      Track and Field              Track and Field

NSU Home Page Link Below:
NSU Home Page

Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk VA 23504 USA
NSU Operator: 757-823-8600

NSU Admissions Link Below:

Office of Admissions
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA 23504-8026
(757) 823-2607

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