Statement of Accreditation Status

Institutional Accreditation

Hampton University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctorate levels.

For questions about the accreditation of Hampton University contact:

The Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

The Commission requests that it be contacted only if there is sufficient evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Program Accreditation

The Hampton University School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The Division of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Its programs are approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

All students are prepared to pass all national and state professional entry and licensure tests. The Department of Education has been highly successful in placing students in various areas of education.

Students who graduate from the Department with teaching degrees are approved for teaching in 45 states without requiring extra certification courses.

The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); the undergraduate program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing is also an agency member of the National League for Nursing, the Nursing Council of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

All graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program are eligible for admission to take the national licensure examination to practice professional nursing. This examination is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Graduates registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia may apply to any state for licensure by endorsement, or as certified advanced practice nurse.

Hampton University Online has been recognized as a Best Online College in Virginia by Affordable Colleges Online.