No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads.
Bryant & Stratton College. Hampton. The facility at Peninsula Town Center opened in 2010 with 80 students, with plans to expand as laboratories are opened and a number of nursing courses added. It offers 14 full- and part-time associate's and bachelor's degree programs, professional development and certificate programs. http://www.bryantstratton.edu. 866-948-0571.
Christopher Newport University. Newport News. Public. Offers more than 90 academic majors and programs for approximately 5,000 students. Offers three master's degrees. The Ferguson Center for the Arts provides a hands-on training venue for students and year-round events and performances for the public. The Trible Library houses special collections in addition to multimedia facilities and the university's main library. http://www.cnu.edu. 594-7000.
College of William and Mary. Williamsburg. Public. The second-oldest university in the nation. Liberal-arts education for approximately 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Arts and sciences, business administration, education, law, marine science and public-policy programs. The university's Virginia Institute of Marine Science/School of Marine Science is at Gloucester Point in Gloucester County. The university's Richard Bland College, a junior college, is near Petersburg. http://www.wm.edu. 221-4000.
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk. Public. About 800 students in master's and doctorate degree programs and 325 more in medical residency training. Affiliated with 30 health care facilities across Hampton Roads. http://www.evms.edu. 446-5600.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Florida-based, with students at branch campuses at Hampton Roads military bases. Private. Undergraduate programs in aviation maintenance management, technical management and professional aeronautics. Graduate programs also offered. http://www.erau.edu. 887-0980 at Fort Eustis; 764-2662 at Langley Air Force Base; 440-5078 at Naval Station Norfolk; 437-8061 at Naval Air Station Oceana.
George Washington University.Washington, D.C.-based, with a graduate center in Newport News. Private. Programs include education administration, leadership development, human resources and engineering management. http://nearyou.gwu.edu/hamptonroads/index.html. 269-4949.
Hampton University. Hampton. Private. One of the nation's best-known historically black universities. Serves about 5,300 students. Offers 64 bachelor's degrees; 36 master's degrees and eight doctoral degrees. Hampton U Online, the web-based virtual campus of Hampton University, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. http://www.hamptonu.edu. 727-5000.
Norfolk State University. Norfolk. Public. Historically black university with more than 6,230 students and degree programs offered at five schools: liberal arts, business, education, science and technology and social work. Awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as certificates in some programs. http://www.nsu.edu. 823-8600.
Old Dominion University. Norfolk. Public. The largest university in Hampton Roads, with more than 20,000 students studying more than 165 programs. The university awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Has a Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton. http://www.odu.edu. 683-3000.
Paul D. Camp Community College. Campuses in Franklin and Suffolk, a center in Smithfield and a work force center in Franklin. A partner in Suffolk's work force center. Public. Programs in business administration, education, general studies, computer science, administration of justice, administrative support technology, early childhood development, industrial technology, management and nursing. Certificate programs in areas including electricity and welding. http://www.pdc.edu. 569-6700.
Rappahannock Community College. Gloucester County and Warsaw. Public. Professional or college-transfer associate degrees awarded, as well as many certificate programs in areas such as law enforcement, nursing, culinary arts and instructional technology. Also distance-education/online courses and workforce training. http://www.rcc.vccs.edu. 804-758-6700.
Regent University. Virginia Beach. Private. Christian institution founded in 1978 by broadcaster Pat Robertson. Variety of undergraduate, master's, law and doctoral degree programs serving more than 5,000 students at campuses in Virginia Beach (main campus), Washington, D.C., and online. http://www.regent.edu. 800-373-5504.
St. Leo University. Florida-based institution, with branch campuses at five Hampton Roads military bases. Private liberal-arts university offering two-year and bachelor's degrees in business administration, health-services management, accounting, criminology and information systems. http://www.saintleo.edu. 800-334-5532.
Strayer University. Campuses in Newport News and Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and online. Private. Offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration, accounting, business, education and information technology. http://www.strayer.edu. 888-378-7293.
Thomas Nelson Community College. Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg-area campuses serving more than 13,000 students. Public. More than 100 degrees and certificates in transfer or occupational programs in business, public services, information systems, mathematics, communications, humanities, social sciences, engineering, science and allied health. Workforce training through the Peninsula Workforce Development Center. http://www.tncc.edu. 825-2700.
Tidewater Community College. Campuses in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth; as well as a new Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. Public. General academic courses; career-oriented programs in areas such as automotive technology, computer networking, culinary arts, health professions and job-skills training for employment or promotion. Serves about 47,000 students. http://www.tcc.edu. 822-1122
Troy University. Alabama-based, with branch campuses at Hampton Roads military bases and online offerings. Private. Offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business management, computer science, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social science, sports and fitness management, international affairs, public administration, adult education and human resources. http://www.troy.edu/ar. 451-8203
Virginia Wesleyan College. Located on the Norfolk-Virginia Beach boundary. Private. About 1,400 students enrolled in 39 undergraduate programs in humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. Adult study program offered. http://www.vwc.edu. 455-3200.