Colleges & Universities

Christopher Newport University 

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, and the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business. The University offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor. 

The University’s success at creating an incomparable environment for academic and student life has received top recognition from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine named Christopher Newport as one of America’s “up-and-coming schools” — those that have made “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus and facilities.”

Led by former U.S. Senator Paul Trible, Christopher Newport has more than doubled the size of the freshman class, increased the SAT average by more than 200 points, dramatically enhanced the number of faculty and seen applications increase by more than 700 percent. CNU has also completed $1 billion in capital construction, creating a beautiful campus with dazzling facilities for academic, student and residential life. 

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Riverside College of Health Careers

The original charter for Riverside dates back to December 15, 1915. The company began as one hospital, founded by the community and built on a site at Huntington Avenue and 50th Street in Newport News, Virginia. In 1962, the hospital was relocated to the present site of Riverside Regional Medical Center in central Newport News. Since then, Riverside has evolved into a flagship regional medical center with affiliates throughout the region in every aspect of healthcare.

Advances in technology and increasing demands for quality health services provide continued employment opportunities for qualified health care workers. The different types of careers and the many employment settings assure that you can find a health career that is satisfying to you. Our mission is to educate students to become competent entry level healthcare professionals.

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Centura College

Centura College first began offering career placement services in 1969, and in 1983 opened its first school, Electronic Institute of Technology in Norfolk, Virginia. Over the years, it continued to expand its training options and campus locations. In 1987, the Peninsula campus opened in Newport News under the name Electronic Institute of Technology. By 1989, the campuses in Hampton Roads offered such a variety of training that the school’s name was changed to Tidewater Tech. After years of growth, the Peninsula campus relocated to its larger current location on Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News, in 1991, and in 2008, the school’s name was changed to Centura College.

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ECPI University

ECPI University, established 1966, is an independent, private university offering Masters, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and diploma and certificate programs.

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Stratford University 

Founded in 1976, Stratford University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificate, diploma, associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Stratford University delivers quality education to students and is also accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), ensuring the standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services are met. 

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