Accreditation & Information

Accreditation & Information

Founded in 1967, Virginia Peninsula is the Peninsula's Community College, serving the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg and the counties of James City and York. Virginia Peninsula is the sixth largest of Virginia's Community Colleges.


Virginia Peninsula Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Virginia Peninsula Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Peninsula Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Mission Statement

We change lives and transform our community through diverse, inclusive, and equitable education and workforce training, excellent support and services, and innovative partnerships.

Vision Statement

To provide broad and equitable access to higher education and workforce training that empowers our community to thrive and grow.

Workforce Development

Virginia Peninsula offers workforce training programs in healthcare, manufacturing & skilled trades, and cybersecurity eligible for tuition assistance through the Workforce Credentials Grant program.

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Through system-wide guaranteed admission agreements, students who graduate from Virginia Peninsula with a transfer degree and minimum grade point average are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth's four-year colleges and universities.

Military Services


In Academic Year 2018-2019, 24.1% of Virginia Peninsula credit students indicated a military affiliation (e.g., active-duty, veteran, military spouse, or military dependent). The College has been listed among G.I. Jobs Magazine's Military-Friendly Schools as well as the Military Times Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges list.

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