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. www.erau.edu. 887-0980 ( Fort Eustis), 764-2662 (Langley), 440-5078 ( Norfolk), 437-8061 ( Oceana).
Hampton University. Hampton. Private. One of the nation's best known historically black universities. Serves about 5,700 students. Offers bachelor's degrees in 55 areas; 20 master's degree programs and doctoral programs in physics, physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy and atmospheric and planetary science. Also, associate-degree program in aviation-maintenance technology.
St. Leo University. Florida-based, 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. www.saintleo.edu. 800-334-5532.
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 communication, humanities, business, public services, natural health, social sciences, engineering and technology. Work force training in support of area businesses through the Peninsula Workforce Development Center. www.tncc.edu. 825-2700.
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. www.troy.edu/ar. 451-8203