Virginia State University
Public University|Historically Black
About Our College
Virginia State University (VSU or Virginia State) is a public historically black land-grant university in Ettrick, Virginia. Founded on March 6, 1882 (1882-03-06), Virginia State developed as the United States's first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for black Americans. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.