Virginia State University
Intense learning on the shores of the Appomattox
If you’re checking out colleges in the area, this HBCU should be on your list. VSU is a smaller, fully accredited university with 4,600 students in 52 majors (and an amazing multipurpose center). In 2008, Virginia State University began its first Ph.D. program, in Health Psychology, the only program of its type in Virginia. VSU also offers a bachelor of individualized studies degree program, a non-traditional baccalaureate program primarily for working adults.