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  • Christopher Newport University

    The General Assembly of Virginia established Christopher Newport College as a non-residential branch college of William & Mary in 1960 to serve the citizens of the Peninsula community. Christopher Newport College was named after Captain Christopher Newport, who led the historic voyage of the…
  • Colleges of William & Mary

    The Colleges of William & Mary was the name of a short-lived educational system in Virginia. It included William & Mary, the Richmond Professional Institute, the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, Christopher Newport College, and Richard Bland College.
  • Norfolk College of William & Mary

    The Norfolk Division of William & Mary was established in 1930. Its name was changed in 1960 to Norfolk College of William & Mary. The institution became independent from the College of William & Mary in 1962 and the name was changed at that time to Old Dominion College. In 1969 the…
  • Richard Bland College

    Richard Bland College of The College of William & Mary (or Richard Bland College or simply, RBC) is a public junior college with about 1,400 students located near Petersburg, Virginia. Named after Virginia statesman Richard Bland, RBC was established in 1960 by the Virginia General Assembly as…
  • Richmond Professional Institute

    The Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health of the was established in 1917. In 1925 it became the Richmond Division of the College of William & Mary. In 1939 the division was known as the Richmond Professional Institute. It separated from William & Mary and came under state control…
  • St. Helena Extension

    The St. Helena Extension was a division of William & Mary established especially for veterans of World War II.
  • Tappahannock Extension Division

    The Tappahannock Extension Division was one of several extensions of William & Mary in the 20th century. In the late 1920s-1930, extension courses were offered in eleven different communities by William & Mary with the highest numbers of students in Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News and…
  • Virginia Associated Research Campus

    The Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC), was a former division of William & Mary from the 1960s to the 1980s.
  • Williamsburg Education

    Over the years, numerous private schools existed in Williamsburg. The College of William & Mary had long sponsored a grammar school for white boys and in 1870 built a school on the site of the Governor's Palace. The "Mattey School" honored Matthew Whaley, the son of Mary Whaley. Her 1742…

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