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Norfolk Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Norfolk Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Norfolk, Virginia

There are at least 12 colleges in Norfolk, listed and described below. These schools represent 57,019 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 42,035 full-time students, and a reported 7,289 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Tidewater Community College, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University.

We also provide an extensive list of Virginia Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Norfolk.

Featured Colleges in the Norfolk Area (QuickSchools™)

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The Art Institutes system of schools


Virginia Beach, VA

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design
  • Degrees: Diploma, Bachelor

South University


Virginia Beach, VA

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Associate

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Norfolk, VA; Chesapeake, VA

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate, Diploma

Advanced Technology Institute


Virginia Beach, VA

Get your career in gear at Advanced Technology Institute.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma, Certificate

Everest College


Chesapeake, VA

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Fortis Institute


Norfolk, VA

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Colleges in Norfolk with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Central School of Practical Nursing Norfolk
1330 N Millitary Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502

  • Programs: various nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 43 students, 32 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
700w. Olney
Norfolk, VA 23507

  • Programs: medicine, physician assistant, biology, public health, developmental biology and embryology, art therapy, surgical tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 725 students, 373 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Norfolk State University
700 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504-8000

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: teacher education, registered nursing, business, interdisciplinary studies, social work, psychology, communication and journalism, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 6,155 students, 5,132 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,464 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 400-470. Math: 390-470.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, registered nursing, mental and social health services, elementary school teaching, speech and rhetoric, engineering technician
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 22,287 students, 17,158 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,036 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-570. Math: 490-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Dr
Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, parks and recreation studies, social services, communication studies, elementary school teaching, interdisciplinary studies, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,433 students, 1,288 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 789 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-550. Math: 450-550.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Norfolk Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Centura College - Norfolk
7020 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23518-4833

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, clinical assistant, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 283 students, 471 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tidewater Community College
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, business management, social services, biological and physical sciences, mental and social health services, child care provider, humanities, computer and info science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 25,857 students, 17,190 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Tidewater Tech-Trades
5301 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502

  • Programs: welding, HVAC, automobile mechanics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 157 students, 262 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Wards Corner Beauty Academy
7525 Tidewater Dr Ste 200
Norfolk, VA 23505-3700

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 79 students, 129 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Chesapeake Colleges 7 199,184 824  
Hampton Colleges 3 146,437 15,131 3,000
Newport News Colleges 7 180,150 5,394 2,893
Suffolk Colleges 2 63,677 67  
Virginia Beach Colleges 11 425,257 6,312 550

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