Old Dominion University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,330

2.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,218

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.53%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

84.6%

11,352 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

24,322

68.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.9%

1,313 Graduates

About

Old Dominion University is a higher education institution located in Norfolk city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Old Dominion University were General Psychology (322 degrees awarded), Criminology (287 degrees), and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (246 degrees).

In 2016, 5,522 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Old Dominion University. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,251 degrees), 3.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1050 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $6,330, which is $-19,526 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $6,330, which is $-19,526 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,218.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,330

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Old Dominion University was $6,330. The cost of tuition at Old Dominion University is $-19,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,218

2016 Value

0.118%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Old Dominion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,218. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Old Dominion University grew by 0.118%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,644

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Old Dominion University was of $10,644 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.02% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Old Dominion University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.82% with respect to 2015, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.53%

2015 Default Rate

311

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Old Dominion University was 5.53%, which represents 311 out of the 5627 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Old Dominion University received 11,352 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.4% annual growth. Out of those 11,352 applicants, 9,608 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 24,322 students enrolled at Old Dominion University in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Old Dominion University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,608

Accepted Out of 11,352

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Old Dominion University was 84.6% (9,608 admissions from 11,352 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 83.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19.4%, while admissions grew by 21.6%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

1,686

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Old Dominion University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Old Dominion University has a total enrollment of 24,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,767 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,555. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 26.2% Black or African American, 7.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Two or More Races, 4.19% Asian, 0.308% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Old Dominion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.7%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,767 and the part-time enrollment is 7,555. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Old Dominion University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Old Dominion University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,926

  2. Black or African American

    6,380

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,854

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University is 49% White, 26.2% Black or African American, 7.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.97% Two or More Races, 4.19% Asian, 0.308% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 904 more women than men received degrees from Old Dominion University. The majority of degree recipients at Old Dominion University are white (3,251 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1050 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Old Dominion University is General Psychology (322 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (287 degrees) and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (246 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Old Dominion University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (560 degrees), and Social Sciences (578 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,136,108 people), Miscellaneous managers (705,793 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (468,788 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (389,009 people), and Secondary school teachers (387,280 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (560 degrees), Social Sciences (578 degrees), Education (778 degrees), and History (84 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (560 degrees), Social Sciences (578 degrees), Education (778 degrees), and History (84 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,220,772 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (699,200 people), Computer Systems Design (555,749 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (452,543 people), and Legal services (391,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (560 degrees), Social Sciences (578 degrees), Education (778 degrees), and History (84 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 322 degrees awarded

  2. 287 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Old Dominion University was General Psychology with 322 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,309

  2. 3,213

In 2016, 2,309 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University, which is 0.719 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University in Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields, which is 6.22 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 249 degrees were awarded to women at Old Dominion University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.8 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from Old Dominion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Old Dominion University is Female and Asian (70.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.36% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,251 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,050 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    312 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Old Dominion University is white (3,251 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1050 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,888 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,363 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    693 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Old Dominion University is white female (1,888 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,363 degrees).

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Operations

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at nearly $194M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $224k (0.115%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Old Dominion University had a total expenditure of $421M. Of that $421M, they spent $186M on salaries and $421M on benefits.

Old Dominion University employs 222 Associate professors, 217 Lecturers, and 210 Professors. Most academics at Old Dominion University are Male Professors (166), Female Lecturers(150), and Male Associate professors (133).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 329 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 249 employees, and Service with 215 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$194M

2015 Endowment

4.5%

growth from 2014

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at about $194M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Old Dominion University grew 4.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.9M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.53M - Federal

  2. $808k - State

  3. $33.6k - Local

As of 2015, Old Dominion University received $6.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $808k from state grants and contracts, and $33.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$186M

Salary Expenditure

$421M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Old Dominion University had a total expenditure of $421M. Of that $421M, they spent $186M on salaries and $421M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$186M

2015 Salaries

3.28%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Old Dominion University paid a median of $186M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($421M) and a 3.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.88% growth from 2013 and a 3.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$70M

Instructional Salaries

830

Number of Employees

In 2015, Old Dominion University paid a total of $70M to 830 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

222 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

329 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Associate professor with 222 employees; Lecturer with 217 employees; and Lecturer with 210 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Office and Administrative Support with 329 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 249 employees; and Service with 215 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Old Dominion University was Male Professor with 166 employees, Female Lecturer with 150 employees, and Male Associate professor with 133 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Old Dominion University.

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