No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads.
Bryant & Stratton College. Hampton. Private. The facility at Peninsula Town Center opened in 2010. It offers 15 full- and part-time associate and bachelor's degrees, professional development and certificates, with plans to expand their medical programs and labs. http://www.bryantstratton.edu. 896-6001.
Christopher Newport University. Newport News. Public. Offers more than 80 academic majors and programs for approximately 5,000 students. Offers master's degrees in three disciplines. 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 8,000 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 1,000 students in certificate, 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.
ECPI. Private. Offers programs in technology, health sciences, business and culinary arts at locations in Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. http://www.ecpi.edu. 800-986-1200.
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 more than 4,500 students. Offers 90 programs in a wide-range of technical and liberal arts disciplines from certificate to 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 about 7,000 students and degree programs offered at six schools: liberal arts, business, education, science and technology, social work and extended learning. Awards associate, 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 24,000 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. Two-year college with campuses in Franklin and Suffolk and a center in Smithfield. Public. Offers associate degrees, certificates and career studies certificates in transfer and career/technical programs; credit and non-credit workforce services and training for businesses and industries; community special interest classes and youth summer classes are offered at the Regional Workforce Development Center. 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 Catholic liberal-arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 40 academic programs. http://www.saintleo.edu. 800-334-5532.
Stratford University. Private. The Newport News campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as information technology, hospitality, culinary arts, business, health sciences. http://www.stratford.edu/newport-news-campus. 757-873-4235. . .
Strayer University. Campuses in Newport News, 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. 888-311-0355. .
Thomas Nelson Community College. Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg-area campuses serving more than 11,000 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 nearly 30,000 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, such as business management, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social science, and sports and fitness management. http://www.troy.edu/virginia/norfolk-regional.html. 451-8202
University of Virginia. Public. The Newport News extension center offers programs and services for nontraditional adult learners. In addition to adult degree programs, students can select from a range of undergraduate/post-baccalaureate, graduate or professional noncredit certificate programs. http://www.scps.virginia.edu/locations/location-detail/newport-news. 757-594-0792.
Virginia Tech. Public. The Hampton Roads centers offer classes in Newport News and Virginia Beach, with graduate programs in engineering, information technology and education. http://www.hrc.vt.edu/. 804-662-7288, extension 215. . .
Virginia Wesleyan College. Located on the Norfolk-Virginia Beach boundary. Private. About 1,400 students enrolled in 34 undergraduate programs in humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. Adult study program offered. http://www.vwc.edu. 455-3200.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun