Hampton University Online | TheBestSchools

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Updated September 19, 2022 • 1 min read


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Founded on April 1, 1868 as the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, the school is now Hampton University. As of September 2017, the private school hosts 4,619 students. Most students major in liberal arts, education, science, and business. Through Hampton University's Blackboard platform, the university offers a wide range of online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Hampton University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

Hampton U Online is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education approves Hampton U's business school and its programs.

Both the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Commonwealth of Virginia approve the school's teacher training programs. However, learners do not need to be from Virginia to enroll. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education approves the undergraduate nursing program. All nursing plans at Hampton U follow guidelines outlined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Hampton University acceptance rate for undergraduate students is 36%. Undergraduate applicants must submit proof of high school graduation or GED, complete the online application, and pay a $50 fee. Candidates should also submit a short essay that details their 10-year goals and the ways that a degree from Hampton U will help them achieve these goals.

Learners with any military, college, or university experience must submit all previous transcripts and hold a 2.0 GPA or above. The school does not publish any other minimums for these candidates, and instead evaluates each applicant individually.

Prospective graduate students must first complete the online application to the general school and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Learners must then meet the individual requirements for their desired program or department. Most of the master's programs have no additional requirements, except the education specialist track for counseling. Each doctoral program has its own admissions process.

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