Virginia State University (VSU)

Virginia State University, Hayden Street, Petersburg, VA, United States

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established Established :

March 6, 1882

campus University Type and Campus :

Public, Land-grant, HBCU

Virginia State University (VSU), also known as Virginia State, is a historically black public land-grant university located north of the Appomattox River in Petersburg. Founded on March 6, 1882 (1882-03-06), Virginia State developed as the United States\'s first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for black Americans. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Motto: "Building a Better World"

Endowment: $47.4 million

Administrative staff: 300

Students: 6,000

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Postgraduates: N/A

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