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Higher Education

Education is the cornerstone of regional growth and success. The region offers an array of educational opportunities that help to develop a multifaceted, dynamic, educated workforce. From traditional and non-traditional higher education opportunities, there is something for everyone who wants to further their education.

The Apprentice School
The Apprentice School is an educational and career opportunity unlike any other. Since 1919 the school has maintained its traditional roots as a trade school, but proudly includes a modern college curriculum that challenges many institutions of higher learning.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance School, Chesapeake
AIM has been providing the aviation industry with qualified technicians for more than a decade. We take great pride in the success of each and every graduate.

Bryant & Stratton College, Hampton Campus
The Hampton Campus of Bryant & Stratton College is located in the Peninsula Town Center, with associate and bachelor's degrees in over a dozen academic programs offered ranging from business to health care and IT to legal studies. The unique location has an on-site children’s center for students with children who need child care options during their course of study. The Hampton campus is also home to the Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats men's and women’s basketball, baseball and women’s volleyball sports programs in Virginia.

Christopher Newport University
Christopher Newport University is a young institution, but our formidable reputation is growing fast thanks to our commitment to the principles of liberal learning and our dedication to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. That dedication has earned CNU a spot in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide as the No. 6 Up-and-Coming School in the South.
Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts, offering you a broad choice of paths to choose from on your educational journey. Our 5,000 students are taught by distinguished professors in small classes, take advantage of world-class amenities, and participate in our many student activities, volunteer organizations and athletics. With so many options and opportunities, the horizon is wide open.

ECPI University
Whether you’re looking to advance or switch your career or are just starting out, let ECPI University help you find your degree with a future­—on-campus and online. For 45 years, ECPI has been helping people just like you. Whatever your interest—technology, business, criminal justice, medical fields or culinary careers—ECPI offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree and diploma programs.

Hampton University
HU is a privately-endowed, nonprofit, historically black university offering a range of technical, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional and graduate degree programs to more than 5,700 students each year.

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia’s forward-focused public doctoral research university with rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, entrepreneurial research and collaboration and initiatives that contribute nearly $2.1 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.

With 25,000 students from 117 countries and throughout the United States, campus life is a rich and welcoming mix of nationalities, cultures, viewpoints and life experiences providing a backdrop for personal growth and learning through leadership, service and social activities.

The university offers 73 bachelor's, 43 master's, 22 doctoral degrees and two education specialist programs through its colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Continuing Education and Professional Studies, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Sciences and Honors.

At Old Dominion, pair your talents with career-focused education. We are the place for innovators. Learn more at

Peninsula Worklink Services
As a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, Peninsula Worklink’s mission is to provide area residents and businesses with a “one-stop” employment and training resource center that serves both job seekers and employers.

Riverside College of Health Careers, Newport News
We offer you the opportunity for involvement, the challenge of contributing to improving the quality of life and the personal satisfaction of helping others.

Saint Leo University
Adult learners are provided opportunities to attain undergraduate and graduate degrees through flexible course scheduling both on-site and online.

Thomas Nelson Community College
TNCC offers more than 60 associate programs, certificates and diploma programs in 40-plus fields of study. A knowledgeable faculty, flexible course scheduling, affordable tuition and two convenient locations in Hampton and Williamsburg (Historic Triangle Campus) make TNCC an excellent choice.

Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development
The college offers more than 400 targeted courses, designed to meet the ever-changing technical requirements of today’s workforce.


• Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News
• Averett University
• Centura College
• College of William and Mary (Williamsburg)
• Culinary Institute of Virginia - School of Culinary Arts at ECPI University
• DeVry University / Keller Graduate School of Management
• Everest College
• Florida Institute of Technology
• Medical Careers Institute at ECPI University
• Norfolk State University
• Old Dominion University
• Regent University
• Stratford University
• Strayer University
• Tidewater Community College (Campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach)
• Troy University
• University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
• Virginia Tech

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