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Virginia State University

1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000

Tuition 2016 - 2017 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
In District $8,472 $8,226 $8,002
In State $8,472 $8,226 $8,002
Out of State $19,002 $18,398 $17,838
Books/Misc. $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
On Campus
Room and Board $10,562 $10,252 $10,128
Other Expenses $1,675 $1,675 $1,675
Off Campus      
Room and Board $10,562 $10,252 $10,128
Other Expenses $1,675 $1,675 $1,675
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $6,507 $6,507

Financial Aid 2015 - 2016

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants 67.0 % $4,268
State/Local Grant 43.0 % $3,391
Institutional Grants 62.0 % $1,250
Loans 92.0 % $7,648

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Basketball - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Football - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Cross Country/Track - N/A


Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

ROTC: Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

Virginia State University, America's first fully state supported four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks, is a comprehensive university and one of two land-grant institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its mission is to promote and sustain academic programs that integrate instruction, research, and extension/public service in a design most responsive to the needs and endeavors of individuals and groups within its scope of influence. Ultimately, the University is dedicated to the promotion of knowledgeable, perceptive, and humane citizens--secure in their self-awareness, equipped for personal fulfillment, sensitive to the needs and aspirations of others, and committed to assuming productive roles in a challenging and ever-changing global society.

Public, 4-year or above 


Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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Comments (3)

8/13/2011 12:12:41 AM

I filled out my application for this college. I would like to go here because I have a lot of family in Virginia and I love the classes and activities this school has to offer.

5/6/2011 7:52:27 AM

i went to this school on a college tour over spring break, and i plan on applying at the end of my jr. year

10/17/2010 5:16:57 PM

Yes I’ve been to this school for open house on October 16, 2010 at 10:00 am. I haven’t apply yet but I will apply on October 17, 2010