Founded in 1868 along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, rich in history and steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs.  

One of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is dedicated to the promotion of learning, the building of character, and the preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Hampton University is a tightly knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 25 territories and nations.

Founded in 2002 after a $10 million contribution from The Scripps Howard Foundation, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications was uniquely designed as a modern, symbolic lighthouse, built with a vision to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications.

Scripps journalism students are prepared to be the next generation of reporters, producers, photojournalists, and editors. They learn the professional skills and concepts needed to pursue careers across multimedia technologies, with a solid grounding in reporting, editing, ethics, news judgment, publishing, motion graphics, animation, web design and coding.

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications has earned a reputation of excellence and achievement among various academic and professional communities. Students and graduates have held internships and started careers with top-ranked organizations such as Google, NASCAR, NPR, Radio One, St. Petersburg Times, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, Time Magazine, ESPN, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Ogilvy, Burson-Marsteller, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Good Morning America, and many more.