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Virginia State University

Virginia State University, at Petersburg; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1882 as a normal and collegiate institute, opened 1883, became a normal and industrial institute in 1902. The school was renamed Virginia State College for Negroes in 1930 and Virginia State College in 1946; it assumed its present name in 1979. There are schools of agriculture and applied sciences, business, graduate studies, natural sciences, education, and humanities and social sciences.

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