Education and Training      

If you're in Norfolk and want to go to college, you're in luck. We will brag a little bit here, but I think it's fair: Norfolk is the home to some stellar learning institutions. We've got them all for you here, with contact information for each. 

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University Innovation Center (NSUIC) is designed and developed to support an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hampton Roads through collaboration with the City of Norfolk and other cities in Hampton Roads, Small Business Association (SBA), and other entrepreneurial related organizations. Partnerships and collaboration are the core of the center’s approach to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the city of Norfolk. The center’s immediate purpose will serve as a business incubator to develop business competitiveness, jobs creation, investment opportunities, infrastructural improvements, global inclusion and participation within the Hampton Roads community.

520 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
((757) 917-7884

NSU Innovation Center

Norfolk State University, founded in 1935, is an urban institution located in the heart of Hampton Roads, just to the east of the Central Business District. The school boasts an enrollment of nearly 7,000 and a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. Today, the University is proud to be one of the largest predominantly black institutions in the nation. Furthermore, it is committed to pursuing its vital role of serving the people of the Hampton Roads area.

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8600

Old Dominion University

The 188 acres of the Old Dominion University campus stretch from the Elizabeth River to the Lafayette River. Although situated in a metropolitan setting, the University offers a small-college look and feel, with tree-lined walkways, a mix of old and new buildings, and colorful gardens and ponds. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion has grown into its own over the years and is now one of only 101 public universities with a Carnegie/Doctoral Research-Extensive distinction.

Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3000

ODU Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IIE is a one-stop shop for the community, students, faculty/staff and alumni seeking resources and services for innovation, entrepreneurship, and new enterprises and programs. They help build lasting relationships between the community, industry, and academia to improve society and the economy.
IIE serves two important roles:

  1. Act as the liaison between the University, community, and industry, to advance entrepreneurial endeavors, and;
  2. Assist in strengthening the innovation ecosystem at ODU, in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth.

Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College, founded in 1968, is one of twenty-three two-year colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Tidewater Community College has grown from a single location to four campuses (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach), an Advanced Technology Center, and a Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth. TCC also offers classes at local Military Bases and local area schools. The Norfolk campus is strategically located at the heart of downtown in the cultural, business, and theater district of the City of Norfolk.

300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1910
(757) 822-1110

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is a small Methodist liberal arts college on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk offering a Bachelor of Arts in many disciplines and has added Bachelor of Science programs as well. Virginia Wesleyan College boasts a strong student-to-faculty ratio and has shown steady campus growth for several years.

1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 455-3200