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26%

November 2022

26% of all students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2022 are affiliated with the military.


48%

October 2022

Nearly half (N=11,082, 48%) of all students served by ODU in Fall 2022 are residents of Hampton Roads.


1:4

September 2022

One in every four bachelor's degree recipients at ODU in the 2021-22 award year (N=978, 27%) was affiliated with the military.




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  • August 2022

One in every three undergraduates who completed a bachelor's degree at ODU in 2021-2022 is a first-generation college student.

  • July 2022

ODU increased its master's degree production by 4% from 2020-21 award year.

  • June 2022

The number of graduate applications at ODU increased from 3,932 to 4,215 (7%) from the 2020 to the 2021 academic year.

  • May 2022

ODU increased its doctoral degree production from 126 in 2010-2011 to 150 in 2020-2021, a 20% growth.

  • April 2022

42% of all new transfer students enroll with a completed Associate's Degree.

  • March 2022

43 of the seniors enrolled at ODU in Fall 2021 continued their education at a graduate level in Spring 2022.

  • February 2022

93% of first-time full-time degree seeking freshmen receive some sort of grant aid.

  • January 2022

Nearly 80% of all ful-time instructional faculty at ODU have terminal degrees.

  • December 2021

40% of all new transfer students in Fall 2021 have received an Associate's degree prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • November 2021

Degree-seeking non-resident alien undergraduate students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2021 represent 56 foreign countries.

  • October 2021

Over 31% of all students enrolled in STEM majors at ODU in Fall 2021 are women.

  • September 2021

20% of all degrees awarded by ODU in the 2020-21 academic year were issued to first-generation students.

  • August 2021

During the 2020-21 academic year, ODU awarded 3,932 bachelors' degrees, an increase of 2.5% from the previous academic year.

  • July 2021

Nine of the 2019-20 doctoral degree recipients were first-generation students.

  • June 2021

In 2019-20, ODU awarded the second highest number of STEM-H bachelor's degrees as percent of total 4-year degrees among Virginia doctoral institutions.

  • May 2021

More than half of all new transfer students graduate from ODU within 4 years.

  • April 2021

34% of all undergraduate students attending ODU in Spring 2021 are first-generation college students.

  • March 2021

Undergraduate degree production among historically underserved Virginia students at ODU increased from 2,627 in 2018-2019 to 3,403 in 2019-2020, an increase of 30% in one year.

  • February 2021

During 2019-2020 academic year, in the field of Data Science-related programs, ODU awarded 47 of the total 49 bachelor's degrees in the Commonwealth in Computer and Information Systems Security, Auditing, and Information Assurance.

  • January 2021

53% of all first-time, full-time freshmen graduate from ODU with their bachelor's degree within 6 years.

  • December 2020

During the Fall 2020 academic term, international students at ODU represent 94 countries.

  • November 2020

Nearly half (48%) of all first-time freshmen enrolled at ODU in Fall 2020 represent first-generation students.

  • October 2020

71% of all undergraduate degrees awarded to ODU students during 2019-2020 academic year are in STEM disciplines.

  • September 2020

50% of all new freshmen at ODU are first generation college students.

  • August 2020

44% of all undergraduate degrees awarded in the 2019-20 academic year represent STEM-H.

  • July 2020

Nearly one in every three undergraduate completers at ODU is receiving Pell award.

  • June 2020

17% of students who completed their undergraduate degrees at ODU during the 2018-19 academic year enrolled in graduate programs within one year of graduation.

  • May 2020

Over the past 5 years, ODU has increased the number of academic staff by 15%.

  • April 2020

53% of new active military students at ODU graduate within 6 years.

  • March 2020

Over the past 10 years, the retention rate among female students pursuing STEM degrees at ODU increased by 3%, reaching 82.1% for the Fall 2018 cohort.

  • February 2020

The number of first-time, full-time freshmen eligible for Pell grant aid has increased by 37% over the past five years.

  • January 2020

Nearly 42% of all undergraduate students attending ODU in 2018-2019 received the Pell grant.

  • December 2019

Approximately 18% of all undergraduates at ODU enroll exclusively in online courses, compared to 2% at other Virginia public doctoral institutions.

  • November 2019

Fall 2019 international undergraduate students at ODU represent 62 foreign countries, an increase from 59 last fall.

  • October 2019

Nearly 44% of all bachelor's degrees awarded by ODU during the 2018-19 academic year were in STEM-H disciplines, compared to 36% for all Virginia public four-year institutions.

  • September 2019

16% of all bachelor's degrees awarded during the most recent academic year were granted to undergraduate students enrolled exclusively online.

  • August 2019

ODU increased the number of students pursuing doctoral degrees by almost 2% in just one year, reaching 1,353 doctoral students in Fall 2018.

  • July 2019

54% of students who had military affiliation at the time of enrollment completed their bachelor's degree within 6 years.

  • June 2019

57% of all students with military ties graduate within 6 years.

  • May 2019

Almost 90% of undergraduate completers in the 2017-2018 academic year were residents of Virginia.

  • April 2019

63.86% of all student athletes who first enrolled at ODU as full-time freshmen in Fall 2012 graduated within 6 years.

  • March 2019

Almost half (45%) of all first-time, full-time students at ODU received Federal financial aid during academic year 2017-2018.

  • February 2019

Over half of all students (53%) who completed their undergraduate studies at ODU in the 2017-18 academic year participated in an internship opportunity.

  • January 2019

ODU has increased its Hispanic enrollment by 23% in the most recent 5 years.

  • November 2018

The percentage of new freshmen who are African-American rose from 30.7% in Fall 2013 to 42.0% in Fall 2018.

  • October 2018

In the past 5 years, ODU added 10 new online programs, increasing the number to a total of 49 in Fall 2018.

  • September 2018

Over the past 5 years, ODU has increased its doctoral degree production by 21.6%.

  • August 2018

Over the past 10 years, ODU has more than doubled the number of education specialist (Ed.S.) degrees awarded.

  • July 2018

Over half of all undergraduate students have also taken some coursework at Virginia two-year institutions prior to enrolling at ODU.

  • June 2018

76% of students enrolled at ODU have also taken some coursework at a two-year institution.

  • May 2018

Approximately 44% (N=1694) of ODU graduates pursue another degree within 5 years of graduating, and of these, nearly half (N=692, 18%) return to ODU for another academic credential.

  • April 2018

Over half (N=11,833; 53%) of all students enrolled at ODU in Spring 2018 (N=22,272) take a combination of online and face-to-face courses, and of those, approximately half (N=5,326; 51%) are taking their courses exclusively online.

  • March 2018

In Fall 2017, ODU enrolled the highest number of African American students among all public non-HBCU 4-year institutions in Virginia.

  • February 2018

60% of full-time female undergraduates who enrolled at ODU for the first time in Fall 2011 graduated within 6 years.

  • January 2018

During the most recent 10 years, ODU has nearly doubled the number of in-state applications received.

  • December 2017

For the 5th year in a row, ODU has ranked in the top 50 Best Colleges by Military Times.

  • November 2017

Approximately one in every four enrolled undergraduates (N=4828) lives in a residence hall on campus.

  • October 2017

Almost half of all students enrolled at ODU in Fall 2017 (48%) take at least one online course.

  • September 2017

44% of all undergraduate degrees awarded in 2016-2017 were in STEM or Health-related fields, an increase of 2% compared to the previous academic year.

  • August 2017

1,202 of all degrees awarded during the 2016-2017 academic year were in STEM or related discipline, an increase of 1% from the previous academic year.

  • July 2017

Relative to overall freshmen enrollment, the percentage of underrepresented minority freshmen increased by 7% over the most recent 5 years.

  • June 2017

In the most recent reporting year (2015-2016), ODU's undergraduate STEM-H degree production as percent of total bachelors' degrees awarded (42%) exceeded the state average of 34%.

  • May 2017

Over the most recent 5 years, ODU has increased the enrollment of African American students by 13%.

  • April 2017

Over 77% of all full-time degree seeking students who are Virginia residents and first enrolled at ODU in Fall 2015 returned in Fall 2016.

  • March 2017

In Fall 2016, ODU achieved a student to faculty ratio of 18:1.

  • February 2017

Over the past five years, ODU has increased degree production in STEM disciplines from 35% to 42%.

  • January 2017

55% of all new transfer students who enrolled at ODU in the 2010-2011 academic year graduated within 4 years.

  • December 2016

69% of all students entering ODU in 2010-11 either graduated within 6 years or are continuing their enrollment at ODU.

  • November 2016

ODU has been ranked as one of the top 25 best value colleges for a master's in education online degree.

  • October 2016

ODU has increased its degree production by 17% over the past 5 years, awarding a total of 5,404 credentials across all academic levels during the most recent academic year.

  • September 2016

For the first time, ODU has been listed as a top tier institution in the 2017 US News and World Report ranking of "Best Colleges."

  • August 2016

25% of ODU students complete their first undergraduate degree within 4 years, compared the national average of 23%.

  • July 2016

79% of the full-time students with military ties who enrolled at ODU in Fall 2014 returned the following fall.

  • June 2016

Over the most recent 10 years, retention rates among first-time freshmen students at ODU increased by 6%.

  • May 2016

Approximately one in every three students at ODU (28.2%) is majoring in a STEM discipline.

  • April 2016

Over half of all courses (56%) offered during Fall 2015 semester enrolled fewer than 30 students.

  • March 2016

Almost half (48%) of all students enrolled at ODU during Spring 2016 are residents of Hampton Roads.

  • February 2016

Of the students who graduated from ODU with a bachelor's degree during 2014-15 academic year, as many as 270 (7%) went directly to a graduate or professional school.

  • January 2016

53% of first-time, full-time degree seeking freshmen at ODU graduate in 6 years, an increase of 4% since 2012.

  • December 2015

In the Fall 2015 Old Dominion had 244 new transfer students from other 4-year institutions in Virginia, an increase of 9% over Fall 2014.

  • November 2015

ODU has a 3 year average of 36.8% minority faculty compared to 23.5% for VA 4 year public peers and 26.8% for IPEDS national peers.

  • October 2015

On average, an undergraduate student at ODU completes a program of study with $25,884 in debt, which is below the state average of $26,497. Detailed tables of student debt by program area are available here.

  • September 2015

During 2014-2015 academic year undergraduate completers at ODU had an overall GPA of 3.12, with the highest values associated with graduates in Nursing (3.64, N=202) for large programs of 100 or more, and Dental Hygiene (3.44, N=46) for medium programs of at least 15 graduates.

  • August 2015

During the 2014-15 academic year STEM-H degrees accounted for 41% of all degree production at Old Dominion University, an increase of 5% in five years.


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