University Facts & Figures

Mission

ϲʿַ, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement.

Designated a R1 Research Institution

- Carnegie

A Best National University

- U.S. News and World Report

ODU History

1930
Norfolk Division of The College of William & Mary
1962
Independent Institution
1969
University Status

Campus

337 | Campus Acres

150 | Campus Buildings

300+ | Student Organizations

3 | Extended Higher Education Centers


ODU Factbook

ճODUFactbook contains statistics about our colleges, programs and students as well as data about faculty, staff and University finances.

University Libraries

The University Libraries provide online research databases, e-books, thousands of online journals and more than 3 million items in its physical collections.

4,816
GRADUATE
18,678
UNDERGRADUATE
23,494
TOTAL

International Students

600 international students from 99 countries



Military

25% | Military Affiliated Students

ODU is ranked the top "Best for Vets" among public higher ed in Virginia.

- Military Times

ODU is a "Military Friendly School"

- G.I. Jobs Magazine


Alumni

165,000+ | Alumni

50+ | Home States, Puerto Rico, Guam & US Virgin Islands

52 | Home Countries

85% | Graduates Employed or in Graduate School Six Months After Graduation



Faculty & Staff

President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

President Brian O. Hemphill, PH.D.

35 Outstanding Faculty Awards

by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

867 Faculty

5th Largest Employer in Norfolk

627 Administrators & Professional Faculty

16:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

921 Classified Employees

262 Part Time Employees

ODU has a time-honored tradition of providing a diverse and welcoming community where we learn from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a close campus and caring community, we demonstrate understanding and respect for each other. This has defined ODU for many decades, and it will continue as we move forward.

Colleges

ODU has 7 academic colleges and 3 schools.

Batten College of Engineering and Technology

College of Arts & Letters

College of Health Sciences

College of Sciences

Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

Perry Honors College

Strome College of Business

The Graduate School

School of Cybersecurity

School of Continuing Education



Accreditation

ϲʿַ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. ϲʿַ also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of ϲʿַ may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on.

The University's programs are also accredited by numerous specialized and professional accrediting agencies.

Degree Programs

More than175programs available on-campus.

90 | Bachelor's Degrees

42 | Master's Degrees

2 | Education Specialist Degrees

22 | Doctoral Degrees

Digital Learning

More than 120 programs available online through

Diversity at ODU

ODU has a time-honored tradition of providing a diverse and welcoming community where we learn from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a close campus and caring community, we demonstrate understanding and respect for each other. This has defined ODU for many decades, and it will continue as we move forward.

38% | STUDENTS COME FROM UNDERREPRESENTED ETHNIC GROUPS

47% | FIRST-TIME MINORITY STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM ODU WITHIN 6 YEARS

1,191 | FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS, FALL 2021

28% | MINORITY FACULTY AT ODU

Research

$73.6M | TOTAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURES IN FY 2021

$51.6 M | NEW RESEARCH FUNDING AWARDED IN FY 2021

Social Mobility

The Center for Social Mobility at ODU is an innovation center providing information and best practices to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents to support the social mobility of all students. The Center is at the forefront of higher education social mobility issues and focuses on approaches institutions can take to support students and address systems that may promote social mobility. ODU is in the top 15% of schools in the country on CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index (SMI).Learn more.

Tuition Rates (2022-2023)

$374 | Per Credit Hour (In State Undergraduate)

$1039 | Per Credit Hour ( Out of State Undergraduate)

$571 | Per Credit Hour ( In State Graduate)

$1394 | Per Credit Hour ( Out of State Graduate)



Economic Outreach

$2.6BN | Contributions in GDP Annually to Virginia's Economy

Economic Impact: Business and research initiatives contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy. The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as a thought leader, convener and catalyst for initiatives throughout Virginia. It provides a streamlined entry point to the intellectual capital, innovative technologies and world-class infrastructure of the University.

Applied Research Center

Center for Accelerator Physics

Center for Advanced Engineering Environments

Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience

Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

National Centers for System of Systems Engineering

Center for Molecular Biology

Executive Development

Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

Social Science Research Center

Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center

Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)

Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Athletics

SUN BELT

ODU IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE SUN BELT CONFERENCE

FOOTBALL, MEN'S & WOMEN'S SOCCER, MEN'S & WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, MEN'S & WOMEN'S GOLF, MEN'S & WOMEN'S TENNIS, BASEBALL, WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

CCSA

ODU SWIMMING IS A MEMBER OF THE COASTAL COLLEGIATE SPORTS ASSOCIATION

AAC

ODU WOMEN’S ROWING AND LACROSSE ARE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

BIG EAST

ODU FIELD HOCKEY IS A MEMBER OF BIG EAST CONFERENCE

ICSA

ODU SAILING IS A MEMBER OF THE INTER-COLLEGIATE SAILING ASSOCIATION

NCAA

ODU has 18 varsity sports, 16 are part of NCAA Division 1


Rankings and Honors

A "Best National University" - U.S News & World Report

Among "America's Top Colleges" - Forbes

ODU is ranked the top "Best for Vets" among public higher ed in Virginia. - Military Times

Named a Top 15 University in the Nation for African American Student Success - Education Trust

3rd largest percentage of degrees awarded in STEM-H fields among Virginia doctoral universities

Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Fundamental for 2019-2024 by the National Security Agency (NSA)

Awarded Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement as being one of the nation's leaders in engagement and outreach (2020)

Ranked in the top 65 globally and the top 5 in the nation for reducing inequality - Times Higher Education World University Rankings

2023: Newsweek/Statista America’s Top Online Colleges

  • Ranked No. 17 in nation


2023-24:Military.friendly.com

  • Earned Gold ranking as a Military Friendly School


2022: Center for World University Rankings’ Global 2000 list

  • Ranked in the top 4.4% out of 19,788 universities worldwide


2022: Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

  • Ranked fifth among U.S. institutions for reducing inequalities

2022: U.S. News Top Tier Institution

  • Top performer on social mobility


2022: U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

  • 8 programs ranked in the Top 100 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • Earned 22 Rankings in Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • 5 graduate programs ranked Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report


2021: Collegefactual.com rankings

  • Best for the Money Virginia (undergraduate)
  • Overall Diversity
  • Overall Non-traditional Students
  • Overall Veterans

2021: U.S. News Best Online Programs

  • Bachelor's Programs
  • Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • Graduate Education Programs
  • Graduate Engineering
  • Graduate Nursing Programs
  • MBA Programs


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  • Best Accredited Online Colleges and Universities


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  • Top Online Colleges in Virginia


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Updated April 2023