Hampton University was set up in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia, to provide schooling to former slaves in the early days of the American Civil War. Over the years, the school has grown into a thriving higher education institution. Today, it is committed to promoting learning as well as cultivating promising students for leadership and service positions. Hampton University is a progressive and dynamic higher education institution offering a wide range of liberal arts, engineering, education and human development, journalism, nursing, technical programs. The institution is one of the oldest black universities globally and a close-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 regions and countries.