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Norfolk is the educational hub of the region, home to ODU, Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan, and Easter Virginia Medical School. There are seven other outstanding colleges and universities throughout Hampton Roads, plus four more community colleges. Combined with the other educational institutions listed below, these schools provide a variety of courses, locations, and traditions to suit a wide range of people who are on the road to achieving a solid education that benefits businesses here in Norfolk.

Completions Summary

Institution Academic Year Assoc. Bachelors First Prof. Masters Doctorate Total Type
Norfolk State University 2017-18             2          729           -           213            12         956 Four-Year Public Institutions
Old Dominion University 2017-18           -          3,934           -           994          231      5,159 Four-Year Public Institutions
Tidewater Community College 2017-18      2,687             -             -             -              -        2,687 Two-Year Public Institutions
Eastern Virginia Medical School 2017-18           -               -           140         246            -           386 Four Year Private, Non-profit Institutions
Virginia Wesleyan University 2017-18           -            297           -               2            -           299 Four Year Private, Non-profit Institutions
                 
Total Completions 2017-18     2,689        4,960        140     1,455          243     9,487  

 

Annualized FTE Enrollment, Academic Year

Institution Year Undergraduate Graduate First Professional Total Institution Type
Norfolk State University 2017-18           4,226              480                -          4,706 Four-Year Public Institutions
Old Dominion University 2017-18         16,784           3,081                -         19,865 Four-Year Public Institutions
Tidewater Community College 2017-18         14,974                -                  -         14,974 Two-Year Public Institutions
Eastern Virginia Medical School 2017-18                -                814              604        1,417 Four Year Private, Non-profit Institutions
Virginia Wesleyan University 2017-18           1,486               36                -          1,521 Four Year Private, Non-profit Institutions
             
Total Enrollment 2017-18         37,470           4,411              604       42,483  

Hampton Roads higher education at a glance:

Colleges & Universities

Community Colleges

Other Educational Centers

About the Education Level of the Hampton Roads Population 25 years and older…

  • 91.6% of population has at least a high school diploma
  • 31.6% of population has a college degree or higher
  • 11.8% of population has an Graduate Degree

The area has a very robust higher education system:

  • Over 100,000   students enrolled in 2017-2018

Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Jared Chalk
Interim Economic Development Director 
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