Accreditations & Accolades
Norfolk State University gives students tools to strive for excellence in the learning environment and beyond.
Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Norfolk State may be directed in writing to SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; by calling (404) 679-4500; or by using information available on the sacscoc.org website.
All teacher education programs at Norfolk State University are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Designated a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY media, 2021-2022
Designated a Military Friendly® Spouse School by VIQTORY media, 2021-2022
Ranked #80 among the “Best Regional Universities” in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Ranked #35 among the “Top Public Schools, Regional Universities South” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Ranked #23 among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in the South by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Ranked #20 among “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
Ranked #12 among HBCU institutions in the U.S. by HBCU Colleges (2018)
Ranked #2 among HBCU institutions in Virginia by HBCU Colleges (2018)
Ranked #8 among “HBCU Schools Offering Engineering Programs” by HBCU Colleges (2018)
Ranked #7 among “The Top 10 HCBUs With the Best Computer Science Programs” by RippleMatch (2019)