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Mission

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.

ODU History

1930

Norfolk Division of The College of William & Mary


1962

Independent Institution


1969

University Status



Campus

ODU Student Branded Web Images

335

Campus Acres


148

Campus Buildings


300+

Student Organizations


ODU Regional Centers map

3

Extended Higher Education Centers



ODU Factbook

University Libraries

The University Libraries provide online research databases, e-books, thousands of online journals and more than 3 million items in its physical collections.

Enrollment

Total

24,286


Undergraduate

19,372


Graduate

4,804


769 International students from 89 countries


Military

Military affiliated students

25%



ODU is ranked the top "Best for Vets" school in Virginia.

- Military Times

ODU has been named a "Military Friendly School" 9 years in a row.

- G.I. Jobs Magazine

Alumni

160,000+

Alumni


50

Home States and Puerto Rico, Guam & United States Virgin Islands


52

Home Countries


94%

graduates employed or in graduate school six months after graduation


Faculty & Staff

President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.


17 - 1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio


901

Faculty


546

Administrators & Professional Faculty


1,053

Classified Employees


562

Part Time employees



Colleges

ODU has 7 academic colleges and 3 schools.

Degree Programs

More than 175 programs available on-campus.

111

Bachelor's Degrees


43

Master's Degrees


22

Doctoral Degrees


2

Educational Specialist Degrees


Distance Learning

More than 100 programs available online through ODUOnline.

Research

$65.9 M

Total Research & Development Expenditures in 2020


$57.2 M

New Research Funding Awarded In 2020



Economic Outreach

$2.6 B

Contributes in GDP annually to Virginia's economy




Economic Impact: Business and research initiatives contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy. The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides a streamlined entry point to the intellectual capital, innovative technologies and world-class infrastructure of the university.


Athletics

C-USA

ODU is a proud member of Conference USA

Football, Men's & Women's Soccer, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Golf, Men's & Women's Tennis, Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Women's Volleyball



Big East

ODU Field Hockey is a member of Big East Conference


AAC

ODU Women's Rowing is a member of the American Athletics Conference


BIG EAST

ODU Women's Lacrosse is a member of the American Athletic Conference



Tuition Rates (2020-2021)

$360

per credit hour (in-state undergraduate)


$1032

per credit hour (out-of-state undergraduate)


$551

per credit hour (in-state graduate)


$1387

per credit hour (out-of-state graduate)


Accreditation

Old Dominion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, education specialist and doctoral degrees. The University's programs are also accredited by numerous specialized and professional accrediting agencies.

Diversity at ODU

ODU has a time-honored tradition of providing a diverse and welcoming community where we learn from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a close campus and caring community, we demonstrate understanding and respect for each other. This has defined ODU for many decades, and it will continue as we move forward.

37%

Students come from underrepresented ethnic groups


52%

First-time minority students graduate from ODU within 6 years


10%

Increase in the number of first time full-time African American freshman


28%

Minority faculty at ODU




ODU has a time-honored tradition of providing a diverse and welcoming community where we learn from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a close campus and caring community, we demonstrate understanding and respect for each other. This has defined ODU for many decades, and it will continue as we move forward.

Social Mobility

The Center for Social Mobility at ODU is an innovation center providing information and best practices to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents to support the social mobility of all students. The Center is at the forefront of higher education social mobility issues and focuses on approaches institutions can take to support students and address systems that may promote social mobility. ODU is in the top 15% of schools in the country on CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index (SMI). Learn more.

Rankings and Honors

A "Best National University"

- U.S News & World Report

Among "America's Top Colleges"

- Forbes

2nd largest percentage of degrees awarded in STEM-H fields among Virginia doctoral universities


Named a Top 15 University in the Nation for African American Student Success

- Education Trust

Ranked #1 in Virginia for "Best for Vets"

- Military Times

Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Fundamental for 2019-2024 by the National Security Agency (NSA)


Awarded Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement as being one of the nation's leaders in engagement and outreach (2020)

Ranked in the top 50 globally and the top 4 in the nation for reducing inequality

- Times Higher Education World University Rankings

2021: Collegefactual.com rankings

  • Best for the Money Virginia (undergraduate)
  • Overall Diversity
  • Overall Non-traditional Students
  • Overall Veterans

2022: U.S. News Top Tier Institution

  • Top performer on social mobility

2022: U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

  • 8 programs ranked in the Top 100 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • Earned 22 Rankings in Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • 5 graduate programs ranked Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

2021: U.S. News Best Online Programs

  • Bachelor's Programs
  • Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • Graduate Education Programs
  • Graduate Engineering
  • Graduate Nursing Programs
  • MBA Programs

Bestcolleges.com

  • Best Accredited Online Colleges and Universities

Edsmart.org

  • Best Online Colleges and Universities

Onlinecolleges.com

  • Top Online Colleges in Virginia

Updated November 2021