Governmental Relations - Profile of Hampton University
Hampton University, founded in 1868, is located on 255 acres of Virginia’s Peninsula. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher education with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The University holds membership in the Council of Graduate Schools, the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, and the American Council on Education. The programs in architecture, business, chemical and electrical engineering, communicative sciences and disorders, computer science, mass media arts, music, nursing, pharmacy, and teacher education are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education, the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Computing Sciences Accrediting Board, Inc., the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing, American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, respectively. The chemistry program is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
Currently, the University has an enrollment of 5,741 students drawn from 59 states, territories and foreign countries. The faculty numbers 400. The University is organized into four colleges: Hampton Institute—the undergraduate college, the Graduate College, the College of Continuing Education, and the College of Virginia Beach. The Undergraduate College has seven schools: Business, Engineering and Technology, Journalism and Communications, Liberal Arts and Education, Nursing, Pharmacy and Science. Within these schools, the bachelor’s degree is offered in 46 areas. The Graduate College offers the doctoral degree in nursing, physics, pharmacy, and physical therapy, and the master’s degree in 13 fields, among which are biology, chemistry, applied mathematics, education, environmental science, communicative sciences and disorders, nursing, museum studies, counseling, computer science and business administration. The College of Continuing Education offers programs leading to degrees in aviation maintenance technology, fire administration, emergency medical systems, paralegal studies, systems organization and management, business management, hotel and restaurant management and general studies. The College of Virginia Beach offers degrees in nursing, education, and resort management.
Office of Governmental Relations
100 East Queen Street
Administration Building, Room 100
Hampton, VA 23668