Old Dominion University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,630

4.74% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,213

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.97%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

85.7%

11,159 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

24,375

68.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.4%

1,433 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 (289 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (281 degrees), and Criminology (276 degrees).

In 2017, 5,483 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Old Dominion University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,158 degrees), 2.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $6,630, which is $-19,870 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Old Dominion University is $6,630, which is $-19,870 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,213.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,630

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Old Dominion University was $6,630. The cost of tuition at Old Dominion University is $-19,870 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,213

2017 Value

0.0329%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Old Dominion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,213. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Old Dominion University grew by 0.0329%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,864

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Old Dominion University was of $10,864 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Old Dominion University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

6.97%

2016 Default Rate

395

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Old Dominion University was 6.97%, which represents 395 out of the 5668 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 11,159 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.7% annual decline. Out of those 11,159 applicants, 9,566 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.7% acceptance rate.

There were 24,375 students enrolled at Old Dominion University in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Old Dominion University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,566

Accepted Out of 11,159

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Old Dominion University was 85.7% (9,566 admissions from 11,159 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.7%, while admissions declined by -0.437%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

1,893

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Old Dominion University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Old Dominion University has a total enrollment of 24,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,668 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,707. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.7% White, 27.4% Black or African American, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Two or More Races, 4.36% Asian, 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Old Dominion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Black or African American Female (19.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Old Dominion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Old Dominion University is 16,668 and the part-time enrollment is 7,707. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at Old Dominion University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 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

    11,622

  2. Black or African American

    6,675

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,929

The enrolled student population at Old Dominion University is 47.7% White, 27.4% Black or African American, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Two or More Races, 4.36% Asian, 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 682 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 863 more women than men received degrees from Old Dominion University. The majority of degree recipients at Old Dominion University are white (3,158 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Old Dominion University is General Psychology (289 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (281 degrees) and Criminology (276 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 (311 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), and Social Sciences (526 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 (2,133,014 people), Other managers (617,453 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (488,706 people), Software developers (396,921 people), and Secondary school teachers (393,428 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (311 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Social Sciences (526 degrees), History (88 degrees), and Education (766 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (311 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Social Sciences (526 degrees), History (88 degrees), and Education (766 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 (3,211,702 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (697,243 people), Computer Systems Design (597,281 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (445,220 people), and Legal services (407,156 people).

The most specialized majors at Old Dominion University are English (311 degrees awarded), Engineering (558 degrees), Social Sciences (526 degrees), History (88 degrees), and Education (766 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. 289 degrees awarded

  2. 281 degrees awarded

  3. 276 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Old Dominion University was General Psychology with 289 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,310

  2. 3,173

In 2017, 2,310 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Old Dominion University in Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields, which is 8.5 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded to women at Old Dominion University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.81 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% of students graduating from Old Dominion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Old Dominion University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.42% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,158 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,087 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    336 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Old Dominion University is white (3,158 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

2.61% of degree recipients (143 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,762 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,396 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    708 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Old Dominion University is white female (1,762 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,396 degrees).

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Operations

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at nearly $205M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.96M (0.957%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Old Dominion University had a total salary expenditure of $473M. Old Dominion University employs 225 Lecturers, 220 Associate professors, and 218 Professors. Most academics at Old Dominion University are Male Professors (168), Female Lecturers(154), and Male Associate professors (134).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 324 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 226 employees, and Service with 211 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$205M

2017 Endowment

5.15%

growth from 2016

Old Dominion University has an endowment valued at about $205M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Old Dominion University grew 5.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $81.8M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.44M - Federal

  2. $975k - State

  3. $10k - Local

As of 2017, Old Dominion University received $7.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $975k from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$197M

2017 Salaries

7.43%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Old Dominion University paid a median of $197M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($473M) and a 7.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.75% decline from 2015 and a 3.28% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$72.5M

Instructional Salaries

839

Number of Employees

In 2017, Old Dominion University paid a total of $72.5M to 839 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

225 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

324 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Lecturer with 225 employees; Associate professor with 220 employees; and Associate professor with 218 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Old Dominion University were Office and Administrative Support with 324 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 226 employees; and Service with 211 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Old Dominion University was Male Professor with 168 employees, Female Lecturer with 154 employees, and Male Associate professor with 134 employees.

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