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Student Achievement Goals & Outcomes

The Old Dominion University Strategic Plan 2014-2019 placed Student Success as its first and major goal, to be accomplished by providing students with the tools to succeed through flexible and inviting learning environments, access to academic tutoring and life-skills coaching, and an emphasis on students' engagement in their own academic progress. While great strides were made in promoting student success over the past five years, Old Dominion University remains committed to enhancing our student success efforts.

Our student success goals include the following:

  • Increase student retention rates to 83 percent by building on the campus-wide infrastructure that supports student success
  • Increase graduation rates to 60 percent by promoting time-to-degree initiatives such as our Finish in 4 program
  • Maximize student satisfaction by providing programs and services that target their specific needs
  • Enhance student engagement by developing initiatives that promote a sense of community for students
  • Expand placement opportunities for graduates through academic initiatives, career counseling, and graduate preparation programs
  • All programs with licensure exams will have a least a 90 percent pass rate on their licensure exams
  • All athletic teams will achieve a four year academic progress rate of 930 or above

Goal 3: Maximize student satisfaction by providing programs and services that target their specific needs

2020-2021 Results Summary

  • The majority of graduating seniors are very satisfied or satisfied with the
    • their overall experience (96%)
    • student-faculty relationships (88%)
    • attitude of faculty and staff toward students (93%, 94%)
  • Within their major, the majority of students are very satisfied or satisfied with the
    • opportunities for interaction with faculty outside of class (81%)
    • advising (72%)
    • instruction (93%)

Senior Student Satisfaction Survey* 2016-2021 - All Respondents

Students were satisfied or very satisfied with...

2016-2017

2017-2018** 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021

Overall experience at Old Dominion University

96%

96% 97% 96% 96%

Attitude of faculty towards students

93%

93% 93% 93% 93%

Student-faculty relationships

90%

88% 89% 88% 88%

Degree of academic challenge**

95%

n/a
n/a n/a n/a

Attitudes of staff towards students

92%

93% 93%
93% 94%

Instruction in your major

94%

93% 93% 93% 93%

Advising in your major

66%

69% 69%
69% 72%

Fairness of grading in your major**

94%

n/a n/a n/a n/a

Opportunities for interaction with faculty in your major outside of class

79%

79% 79% 80% 81%

Clarity of program goals in your major**

82%

n/a n/a n/a n/a

*The data process for reporting Senior Student Satisfaction Survey changed in 2021; all values are outputs from the current process.

**The Senior Student Satisfaction Survey underwent major revisions for the 2017-2018 graduating cycle.

Senior Student Satisfaction Survey* 2018-2021 – Disaggregated by Site**

2018-19 2019-20 2020-2021
Students were satisfied or very satisfied with... Higher Ed Center (N=61) Norfolk Campus (N=3149) Online Only (N=648) Higher Ed Center (N=27) Norfolk Campus (N=3179) Online Only (N=734) Higher Ed Center (N=6) Norfolk Campus (N=2980) Online Only (N=889)

Overall experience at Old Dominion University

95% 96% 98% 96% 96% 96% 100% 95% 97%

Attitude of faculty towards students

92% 93% 96% 93% 92% 95% 83% 92% 95%

Student-faculty relationships

87% 88% 92% 86% 88% 90% 84% 87% 92%

Attitudes of staff towards students

97% 93% 95% 89% 92% 95% 100% 94% 95%

Instruction in your major

93% 92% 96% 96% 92% 96% 100% 92% 96%

Advising in your major

79% 67% 80% 71% 66% 79% 100% 69% 81%

Opportunities for interaction with faculty in your major outside of class

77% 80% 73% 75% 82% 71% 57% 83% 74%

*The data process for reporting Senior Student Satisfaction Survey changed in 2021; all values are outputs from the current process.

**Based upon location of classes of students' course enrollments during their final semester prior to graduation.

Senior Student Satisfaction Survey* 2018-2021 – Disaggregated by Modality** (F2F, Online Only, Blended)

2018-2019 2019-20 2020-2021
Students were satisfied or very satisfied with... F2F Only
(N=1140)
Online Only
(N=1162)
Blended
(N=1333)
F2F Only
(N=1116)
Online Only (N=1247) Blended
(N=1392)

F2F Only (N=651)

Online Only (N=1779)

Blended (N=1281)

Overall Experience at Old Dominion University

96%

98%

97%

96%

96%

97%

96% 96% 96%

Attitude of faculty towards students

92%

95%

93%

93%

92%

92%

94% 94% 92%

Student-faculty relationships

89%

90%

89%

90%

87%

85%

91% 88% 88%

Attitude of staff towards students

92%

94%

93%

94%

93%

92%

96% 94% 93%

Instruction in your major

93%

95%

91%

93%

94%

92%

92% 94% 91%

Advising in your major

66%

75%

66%

65%

73%

65%

68% 76% 68%

Opportunities for interaction with faculty in your major outside of class

82%

75%

80%

83%

73%

85%

84% 80% 81%

*The date process for reporting Senior Student Satisfaction Survey changed in 2021; all values are outputs from the current process.

**Based on the modalities for the courses students enrolled in during their last term prior to graduation.

Goal 5: Expand placement opportunities for graduates through academic initiatives, career counseling, and graduate preparation programs

When asked "Which of the following best describes your primary status at the time of or immediately following graduation?" 89% of May 2018 graduates reported that they were employed or attending graduate/professional school.

Old Dominion University - Wage Outcomes, 2018 Calendar Year

Old Dominion University, All Levels
Earnings in 2018
Median Wage
Percentage of Graduates w/Reported Wage
10 Years (2007-08 graduates)
$55,403 49%
8 Years (2009-10 graduates)
$55,181 52%
5 Years (2012-13 graduates)
$50,501 53%
3 Years (2014-15 graduates)
$47,311 55%
Only years/programs meeting disclosure rules will be displayed to protect individual confidentiality.
Source: SCHEV Program Wage and Outcomes by Institution
*Most current information available as of December 3, 2020
Placement Opportunities for GraduatesAverage Salary at 18 Months (click to enlarge)

Average Salary- 2018 Calendar Year Four-Year Bachelor's Degree Qualifications and Limits on the Display of Data

The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:

  • Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
  • Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

  • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
  • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
  • Acquired a business subject to this tax
  • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
  • A governmental operation or political subdivision
  • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

*Most current information available as of December 3, 2020


Goal 6: All programs with licensure exams will have a least a 90 percent pass rate on their licensure exams

Arts & Letters

Exam 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Praxis I 63% 69% ***** *****
Praxis II 87% 83% 70% 77%
Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
89% 71% 71% 73%

Education

Exam
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Praxis II 86% 85% 84% 83%
RVE 95% 90% 87% 94%
Comprehensive Professional Counseling Exam (CPCE)
98% 96% 95% 95%
School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
100% 94% 60% 99%

Engineering

Exam 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
52%
* * *

Health Sciences

Exam 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Certification Exam (ASCP) (Cytotechnology)
70% 75% 100% 100%
National Dental Hygiene Board Exam
97% 97% 96% 84%
Southern Regional Dental Hygiene Board Exam
97% 100% 100% 100%
National Certification examinations for Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science
89% 92% 86% 89%
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Exam (NMTCB)
70% 60% 43% 56%
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX)
92% 92% 92% 93%
Nurse Anesthesia Certification Exam (NCE)
100% 88% 100% 92%
Physical Therepy Licensing Exam (NPTE) 100% 95% 100% 100%

Sciences

Exam
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Praxis II
76% 66% 60% 80%

* No findings reported for this cycle

**Change in FE Exam format

***Not all findings reported for this cycle

****Program discontinued

*****Exam no longer required in field

Goal 7: All athletic teams will achieve a four year academic progress rate of 930 or above

Academic Progress Reports (APR)

Men's Sports

Sport 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20*** 4-Year Avg.
Baseball 1,000 959 947 NR 980
Basketball 1,000 980 960 NR 985
Football 968 956 947 NR 961
Golf 1,000 967 1,000 NR 974
Soccer 943 974 985 NR 968
Swim/Dive 1,000 1,000 1,000 NR 1,000
Tennis 1,000 1,000 1,000 NR 1,000**
Wrestling 972 958 981 NR 966
APR Minimum 930*

Women's Sports

Sport 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20*** 4-Year Avg.
Basketball 966 947 1,000 NR 975
Field Hockey 985 1,000 976 NR 983
Golf 1,000 1,000 1,000 NR 1,000
Lacrosse 1,000 1,000 984 NR 996
Rowing 991 1,000 956 NR 977
Soccer 978 979 981 NR 979
Swim/Dive 983 989 1,000 NR 993
Tennis 1,000 1,000 1,000 NR 1,000
APR Minimum 930*

* 4-Year APR Average for the 2014-15 academic year and thereafter must be a minimum of 930 per team for post-season qualification.
** Delayed Grad. Point.

*** The NCAA decided that 2019-2020, 2020-2021 scores will not be released due to COVID-19 impacts on Athletics.

  1. The NCAA developed the Academic Progress Report (APR) to track a university's commitment to enhancing the student-athlete's potential of earning their undergraduate degree. The APR provides a "real time" snapshot of a Division I team's eligibility and retention success, (The APR pertains only to student-athletes who are receiving an athletic scholarship.)
  2. The NCAA has set a minimum APR standard for each athletic program. This standard is calculated by averaging a sport program's eligibility and retention points for the last 4 years. Each sport must maintain of exceed the minimum standard. (The minimum APR standard is 930.)
  3. The men's programs met or exceeded APR standards for post-season eligibility and therefore did not have to serve any penalties.
  4. The women's programs met or exceeded APR standards for post-season eligibility and therefore did not have to serve any penalties.

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