Founded in 1935 during the Great Depression, Norfolk State University (NSU) is one of the nation's largest predominately black institutions of higher education. NSU is a four-year state-supported Virginia university offering undergraduate degrees in about 30 disciplines. The school also offers more than 15 master's and three doctoral degree programs. NSU boasts an enrollment of 7,000-plus students at its main campus and at its satellite centers in nearby Virginia cities Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Some 6,400 of students are undergraduates; the remainder are pursuing graduate degrees. Most of the degrees conferred by the school are in liberal arts, followed by science and technology, and business.