Norfolk State University is a four-year, state-supported, liberal arts university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It was established in 1935 as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. It was renamed Norfolk State University in 1979. NSU is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the Virginia High-Tech Partnership. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic units:
NSU's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Spartans.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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