Virginia State University is in trouble as enrollment falls by “550 students this year” and the historically black university is “facing a $5.3 million shortfall, including a $2.4 million reduction in support.”
“I think Virginia State is in trouble,” Terone B. Green, who serves on the board of visitors, told the Times Dispatch on Thursday.
As a result of the drop in enrollment, VSU has closed residence halls, reduced its dining operation and cut back on maintenance.
Norfolk State University, Virginia’s other public HBCU, is also facing financial difficulties. St. Paul’s College closed last year.