Founded in 1868 as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton University is a private, nonprofit institution that started with the purchase of a small farm known as “Little Scotland.” As a historically black university, this institution’s roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience.
Hampton University provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. This university offers bachelor's degrees, master’s programs, doctoral programs, and specialist in education degrees. Classroom locations are dispersed throughout the city in order to make the educational resources of its academic and research units easy to access to working professionals throughout Hampton. Hampton U Online is the web-based virtual campus of this institution. Offering students the freedom to study online any time to earn a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate degree, Hampton University offers a wide range of programs to its learners.