The number of graduate applications at ODU increased from 3,932 to 4,215 (7%) from the 2020 to the 2021 academic year.
ODU increased its doctoral degree production from 126 in 2010-2011 to 150 in 2020-2021, a 20% growth.
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.