Old Dominion University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,029
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,681
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.08%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.3%
13,761 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
23,675
68.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
51.6%
1,330 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 (287 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (277 degrees), and Criminology (257 degrees).

In 2019, 5,495 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Old Dominion University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,903 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1217 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $7,029, which is $−21,471 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $7,029, which is $−21,471 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,681.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,029
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Old Dominion University was $7,029. The cost of tuition at Old Dominion University is $−21,471 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,681
2019 Value
4.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Old Dominion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,681. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Old Dominion University grew by 4.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,620
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Old Dominion University was of $11,620 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Old Dominion University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.39% with respect to 2018, when 59% 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.
7.08%
2017 Default Rate
414
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Old Dominion University was 7.08%, which represents 414 out of the 5844 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 13,761 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.19% annual growth. Out of those 13,761 applicants, 12,293 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 23,675 students enrolled at Old Dominion University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Old Dominion University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,293
Accepted Out of 13,761

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Old Dominion University was 89.3% (12,293 admissions from 13,761 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 87%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.19%, while admissions grew by 5.97%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
2,085
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Old Dominion University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Old Dominion University has a total enrollment of 23,675 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,220 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,455. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.4% White, 28.7% Black or African American, 8.25% Hispanic or Latino, 6.28% Two or More Races, 4.58% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Old Dominion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.3%) and White Male (19.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Black or African American Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,675 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,220 and the part-time enrollment is 7,455. This means that 68.5% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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 80%. 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
    10,986
  2. Black or African American
    6,803
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,953

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University is 46.4% White, 28.7% Black or African American, 8.25% Hispanic or Latino, 6.28% Two or More Races, 4.58% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.186% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 577 students (2.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1111 more women than men received degrees from Old Dominion University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Old Dominion University is white (2,903 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1217 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Old Dominion University is General Psychology (287 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (277 degrees) and Criminology (257 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 (303 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (324 degrees), and Engineering (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 (1,627,519 people), Other managers (616,426 people), Secondary school teachers (597,736 people), Software developers (481,306 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (413,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (303 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (324 degrees), Engineering (578 degrees), Education (719 degrees), and Social Sciences (473 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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (303 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (324 degrees), Engineering (578 degrees), Education (719 degrees), and Social Sciences (473 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 (3,141,830 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (687,255 people), Computer Systems Design (639,854 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (459,581 people), and Construction (406,660 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (303 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (324 degrees), Engineering (578 degrees), Education (719 degrees), and Social Sciences (473 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Old Dominion University.
Most Common
  1. 287 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 277 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 257 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Old Dominion University was General Psychology with 287 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,192
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,303
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,192 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University, which is 0.664 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,303).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University in Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields, which is 8.67 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 241 degrees were awarded to women at Old Dominion University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.93 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 27% of students graduating from Old Dominion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 (62.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Old Dominion University is Female and Asian (62.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.2% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,903 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,217 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    386 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Old Dominion University is white (2,903 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1217 degrees).

2.73% of degree recipients (150 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,730 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,173 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    832 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Old Dominion University is white female (1,730 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,173 degrees).

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Operations

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at nearly $233M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.27M (1.41%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Old Dominion University had a total salary expenditure of $492M. Old Dominion University employs 234 Lecturers, 218 Associate professors, and 208 Professors. Most academics at Old Dominion University are Male Professors (156), Female Lecturers(152), and Male Associate professors (134).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 306 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 231 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 227 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$233M
2019 Endowment
2.13%
decline from 2018

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at about $233M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Old Dominion University declined 2.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $78M 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. $8.05M - Federal
  2. $1.12M - State
  3. $42.5k - Local

As of 2019, Old Dominion University received $8.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.12M from state grants and contracts, and $42.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$204M
2019 Salaries
2.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Old Dominion University paid a median of $204M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($492M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% growth from 2017 and a 7.43% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$78.4M
Instructional Salaries
868
Number of Employees

In 2019, Old Dominion University paid a total of $78.4M to 868 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
234 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
306 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Lecturer with 234 employees; Associate professor with 218 employees; and Associate professor with 208 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Office and Administrative Support with 306 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 231 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 227 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Old Dominion University was Male Professor with 156 employees, Female Lecturer with 152 employees, and Male Associate professor with 134 employees.

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

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