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March 2022

45% of all undergraduate students enrolled at ODU take at least some online courses.


February 2022

In Fall 2021, ODU achieved a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1.


January 2022

52% of all students currently enrolled at ODU are residents of Hampton Roads or nearby counties.


  • January 2022

74% of all new transfer students in Fall 2021 attended VCCS institutions prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • December 2021

Over half (52%) of all students currently enrolled at ODU are residents of Hampton Roads or nearby counties.

  • November 2021

93% of all undergraduate students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2021 are Virginia residents.

  • October 2021

25% of all bachelor's degrees awarded by ODU in the 2020-21 academic year were awarded to students with military affiliation.

  • September 2021

ODU has awarded over 68,000 degrees to Hampton Roads residents since 1992-93.

  • August 2021

ODU awarded a total of 233 doctoral degrees in the 2020-21 academic year, an increase of almost 8% over the previous academic year.

  • July 2021

Over half (57%) of all doctoral degrees granted by ODU in the 2019-20 academic year were awarded to women.

  • June 2021

Nearly 60% of new undergraduate transfer students graduate from ODU within 6 years.

  • May 2021

Over the past 10 years, ODU has seen a 27% growth in STEM program enrollment among first-time full-time freshmen.

  • April 2021

23% of all undergraduate degrees during 2019-2020 academic year were awarded to first-generation students.

  • March 2021

66% of instructional faculty at ODU have a terminal degree.

  • February 2021

ODU enrolls the second-highest number of new transfer students from Virginia Community Colleges.

  • January 2021

Over the past 10 years, ODU has increased its enrollment in STEM disciplines from 673 to 954 for first-time, full-time freshmen.

  • December 2020

62% of undergraduate students who transfer to ODU from other institutions graduate within 6 years.

  • November 2020

67% of new transfer students attended a Virginia community college prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • October 2020

ODU increased its doctoral degree production by 3.4% from 2018-2019 academic year, reaching 216 credentials at this level in 2019-2020.

  • September 2020

90% of first-time freshmen at ODU are residents of Virginia.

  • August 2020

37% of ODU students come from underrepresented ethnic groups, reflecting the highest student body diversity of Virginia doctoral institutions.

  • July 2020

Over half of all undergraduate students complete their degrees at ODU by the age of 24.

  • June 2020

ODU has seen an increase of 12% in graduate-level enrollment during the 2019-20 academic year.

  • May 2020

52% of first-time minority students graduate from ODU within 6 years, an increase of 3% from last year.

  • April 2020

26% of all degrees awarded in 2018-19 academic year were completed online, an increase of 33% over the past 3 years.

  • March 2020

In the 2018-19 academic year, the number of female doctoral degree recipients at ODU reached 131, an increase of 31% over the past five academic years.

  • February 2020

58% of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, military affiliated students graduate from ODU within 6 years.

  • January 2020

Over 60% of ODU bachelor's degree recipients have attended a Virginia community college.

  • December 2019

ODU has increased the number of first-time full-time African-American freshmen by 10% in 5 years.

  • November 2019

One in every four students at ODU is enrolled in courses exclusively online.

  • October 2019

Half of the Fall 2019 first-time full-time freshmen are first-generation college students.

  • September 2019

24% of all students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2018 had military ties.

  • August 2019

Over 4,000 courses at ODU can be taken entirely online, an increase of nearly 8% from 2017-18 academic year.

  • July 2019

Over half of ODU graduates (52%) completed some community college coursework prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • June 2019

Nearly 60% of all new transfer students graduate within 6 years of their first enrollment at ODU.

  • May 2019

20% of graduates who received Bachelor's degrees in 2017-18 went on to pursue further study within one year of graduation.

  • April 2019

ODU has increased the number of small classes with enrollment of under 30 students from 1,609 to 1,651 in just over one year.

  • March 2019

The proportion of non-white undergraduate students at ODU has grown from 43.7% to 52.4% over the past five years.

  • February 2019

In Fall 2018, ODU achieved a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

  • January 2019

24% of all undergraduate students who graduated from ODU in 2016-17 academic year went on to pursue a graduate degree within one year from obtaining their bachelor's degree.

  • November 2018

75% of all students who received their bachelor's degree at ODU in 2017-2018 academic year had initially transferred from Virginia Community Colleges.

  • October 2018

Over 200 of ODU graduates went on to pursue graduate degrees immediately after completing their studies in the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • September 2018

Approximately one in every three beginning undergraduate freshmen at ODU is a first-generation student.

  • August 2018

Nearly half (48%, N=2,534) of all students graduating from ODU during the 2017-2018 academic year were residents of Hampton Roads.

  • July 2018

63% of all undergraduate students have taken coursework at other institutions of higher education prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • June 2018

46% of all undergraduate programs at ODU can be completed entirely online.

  • May 2018

23% of ODU students are first-generation college goers.

  • April 2018

Almost half of all students enrolled at ODU during the 2017-2018 academic year are residents of Hampton Roads.

  • March 2018

Approximately 30% of bachelor degree recipients enroll in a graduate program of study within 2 years of completing their degree at ODU.

  • February 2018

ODU has maintained its place as the second largest producer of STEM-H undergraduate degrees as percent of total among Virginia public doctoral institutions for five consecutive years.

  • January 2018

ODU is currently ranked among the top 40 institutions in the country with US News Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans.

  • December 2017

The percent of African American students earning doctoral degrees at ODU has tripled over the past 10 years, increasing from 3% to 10%.

  • November 2017

Nearly half (47.2%) of all students enrolled at ODU are residents of Hampton Roads.

  • October 2017

21% of all ODU courses can be taken online.

  • September 2017

During the 2016-2017 academic year, graduate degrees at the Master's and Doctoral levels accounted for over 22% of total degree production.

  • August 2017

78% of ODU STEM majors continue their enrollment in the subsequent academic year, a retention rate that is 2% higher than among STEM majors at other moderately selective national peer institutions.

  • July 2017

For the past 10 years (2005 through 2015), ODU has had first-year retention rates higher than other moderately selective institutions participating in the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE).

  • June 2017

55% of new transfer students who enrolled at ODU full-time during 2010-2011 academic year completed an undergraduate degree within four years, up from 53% for the preceding year's cohort of 2009-2010. This increase of 2% represents 60 additional degree completers.

  • May 2017

The largest increase in undergraduate degree production for the last academic year (2015-2016) was associated with Computer and Information Sciences (28%).

  • April 2017

Nearly 70% (69.17%, N=166) of all doctoral degrees awarded in health-related disciplines at ODU during the 2015-2016 academic year were awarded to Virginia residents.

  • March 2017

17% of all courses offered at ODU during 2015-2016 academic year could be taken entirely online.

  • February 2017

Approximately every third student enrolled at ODU in fall 2016 majored in a STEM related discipline.

  • January 2017

73.5% of undergraduate students who transfer between 31 and 45 credit hours from a community college when they first enroll at ODU graduate within 4 years.

  • December 2016

53% of all undergraduate students who received their bachelor's degrees from ODU between 2007 and 2012 are currently employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • November 2016

Approximately 90% of the students who completed their undergraduate studies and received bachelor's degrees at ODU last year were Virginia residents.

  • October 2016

Over the past five years, ODU has almost tripled the number of doctoral degrees, increasing the number of awards to 254 in the most recent academic year.

  • September 2016

90.1% of all students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2016 are residents of Virginia.

  • August 2016

In the past 5 years, ODU has increased its minority freshman enrollment from 30% to 41% while also increasing its student retention and graduation rate.

  • July 2016

26% of the students at ODU have military affiliation.

  • June 2016

Over the past 5 years, ODU increased instructional expenses per student FTE by 16%.

  • May 2016

For the College of Engineering, ODU is the most frequently cited prior institution of record at the graduate level.

  • April 2016

86% of all first-time, full-time students received grant aid during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • March 2016

Over half (57.8%) of new full-time degree seeking transfer students who first enrolled at ODU in the Fall of 2011 graduated within 4 years.

  • February 2016

During the most recent academic year (2014-15), online instruction accounted for 28% of all academic activity, an increase of 15% since 2010-11.

  • January 2016

A total of 4,704 students took courses exclusively online in the Fall 2015, an increase of 25% since 2011.

  • December 2015

During the 2014-15 academic year, ODU enrolled 3,480 new transfer students. 71% (N=2,462) of these have at some point attended a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) institution.

  • November 2015

82% of the first-time full-time students who enrolled at ODU in the Fall 2014 and received the Federal Pell grants remained enrolled in the Fall 2015. This rate is comparable to the general student population.

  • October 2015

Over the past 5 years, ODU has increased graduation rates among students receiving Pell aid from 40% to 48%. Detailed reports by subcohort and financial need are available at here.

  • September 2015

The Federal College Scorecard was released on September 12, 2015. The data show that 10 years after enrolling, over half of former ODU students who had received federal financial aid, earn $43,300 annually, which is greater than the national earning average of $34,343 for their peers at comparison institutions, while the average annual cost of attending ODU is lower than the national average.

  • August 2015

ODU has increased its degree production at the doctorate level by 34% from last year graduating 254 new doctoral degree recipients, 54% of whom were in the STEM-H disciplines.

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