Rate this HBCU Day 47: Norfolk State University

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Yesterday we covered the small but notable Lane College which received an average score of 8.

See the updated leaderboard here

Norfolk State University, now one of the largest HBCUs, is of relatively recent origin having first been established in 1935. For the first 35 years of its history, Norfolk State was actually a satellite campus of two other HBCUs. It started as the Norfolk satellite campus of Richmond's Virginia Union University and later became a satellite campus of Virginia State. Only in 1969 was it established as its own separate university.

Norfolk State's expansion was abetted by high level state support. Both the governor of Virginia in the 1940s, Colgate Darden, who was a Norfolk native and the Norfolk mayor for the late 40s (his younger brother Joshua Pretlow Darden) were staunch supporters of Norfolk State and aided its expansion. The editor of the Virginia Pilot newspaper, Louis I. Jaffé, was also a prominent supporter of the school.

Norfolk State has large number of both practical (business/accounting/nursing) and liberal arts major graduates and has one of the higher median earnings expectations for HBCUs at $40k. It is also well-known for its famous and formidable Spartan Legion Marching Band (the first video in their section below is top stuff).


Founded: 1935

City, State: Norfolk, VA

Type: 4-year public

Nickname: Spartans

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 5,458 (5,016 undergraduate), 92% Black

Part-time student percentage: 10%

First Generation Student Percentage: 37%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 55% / 6%

Out of State Percentage: 29% (DC, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey tops)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: 89%

4-yr/6-yr graduation rates: 20% / 36%

Transfer out rate: 27%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 32% male/ 68% female (2.1:1)

Tuition: In-state: $10k, Out-of-State: $21k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $30k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $16k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $40k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
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Top Majors by Degrees:
Business Administration, Nursing/Health Care, Sociology, Social Work, Computer Science Psychology

Endowment: ~$60-70M including $40M from MacKenzie Scott

Alumni Engagement: 13% of alumni give back

Athletic Conference: MEAC (NCAA Div 1)

Mascot: Spiro the Spartan
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Main Campus
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Nursing & General Education Building
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William Price Stadium
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Spartan Legion Marching Band
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Cheerleaders
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Hot Ice Dancers
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Notable Alumni:

Randall Robinson - Pan-Africanist and founder of Transafrica, helped kick off modern reparations movement with The Debt
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Nathan McCall - famous reporter and author
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Jedidah Isler - astrophysicist
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Karen Briggs - famous violinist
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Rear Admiral Evelyn J. Fields - first Black director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Tim Reid - Actor & Comedian known for Sister Sister, Stephen King's "It" (90s miniseries), and more
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My aunt Kitcha went there for graduate school so I remember this college well. It’s a very good pipeline for Journalism and Government jobs in the D.C area.

Even though my aunt went to Hampton undergrad she loves Norfolk a little more.
 

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That NJ student base for NSU is the "A Different World " effect and after effect.

Current legislation in VA to attract MORE out of state students to their public HBCUs (Norfolk State and Virginia State), by offering in state tuition to those who major in STEM fields.

"Makes Me Wanna Holler" is one of the best books I've ever read. Did not know that McCall was an NSU alum. So +1 for producing him.
 

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Great profile

That NJ student base for NSU is the "A Different World " effect and after effect.

Current legislation in VA to attract MORE out of state students to their public HBCUs (Norfolk State and Virginia State), by offering in state tuition to those who major in STEM fields.

"Makes Me Wanna Holler" is one of the best books I've ever read. Did not know that McCall was an NSU alum. So +1 for producing him.
"Makes Me Wanna Holler" is a great book! Fun fact, Nathan McCall's son lived in my dorm at Virginia State.
 

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Our Rivals, when we have those "Battle of the Bay" games, everyone came out to see. Their band was fierce, I'll give them that. But yeah, it's basically the hood school between HU and ODU. Never went out there to party, but the campus seems aight. A lot of shyt pops off over there so I try not to be apart of that lol. My lil cuz goes there rn and he likes it
 

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My homegirl who’s like my big sis, whom I’m a godfather for her daughter, went there, she told me hella stories of going there in the 90’s

She a bad azz yella gul so i imagine it was plenty of them back in the g,

I feel like nsu doesn’t get talked about enough when mentioning the big schools in the dmv
 

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Both my parents were alumni there so NSU will always have a place in my heart...

Bad ass women always go there too...
 

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Norfolk State got some good looking women but again it’s pretty much in the hood I ride by it everyday on my way home and 12 be deep out there.
 
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