The Norfolk State University Virginia Beach Higher Education Center’s mission statement represents its basic purpose and philosophy as an institution of higher learning and continuing education.

Mission Statement: The Norfolk State University Virginia Beach Higher Education Center and Continuing Education Department exist to provide multi-educational services and opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students, as well as lifelong learners throughout the Greater Hampton Roads community and beyond, to help them accomplish their goals, achieve their highest potential, and have a better quality of life. Numerous credit and non-credit programs, classes, and services are provided for persons seeking a higher level of competence, leadership skills, personal enrichment, professional development, and career enhancement support.

The Center Accomplishes It's Mission Through the Following Means:

The Reclamation Project is designed to offer former Norfolk State University undergraduate students the opportunity to complete their degree requirements by taking full advantage of technology, while maintaining the academic integrity and intellectual rigor of the University.

Community and Professional Education provides dynamic outreach services by extending flexible training options to business and government partners. Educational services also provide an array of non-traditional learning methods to include live and online classroom delivery in a relaxed environment to meet community needs.

Technology services provide modern computer laboratory facilities and equipment for training and technological information.

Library Services “taking the library” to the students anytime, anywhere via the library on-line catalog by providing access to library services via the Internet.

Criminal Justice Master’s Degree Program addressing the diverse needs of professionals who provide leadership in the justice system.

Conferences and Seminars to provide a venue for workshops, professional training, and personal enhancement, as well as the exchange of ideas.

Front Desk providing outstanding customer service to all constituents. Additionally, the front desk provides a visible Norfolk State University presence.

An important goal of the Center is:
“To increase the quality and quantity of off-campus classes and programs.”