2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,254

Net Price

96%

Admitted

22%

Enrolled

48%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Old Dominion University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 23,494. In 2021, there were 356 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #18 in Virginia and ranks #1009 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

356

Total Enrollment

23,494

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Old Dominion University

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#18

Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 40 schools that offer psychology degrees in Virginia, Old Dominion University ranks #18.

#1009

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Old Dominion University ranks #1009.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Old Dominion University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Applied Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology. At the master level General Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and General Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Applied Psychology1
Clinical Psychology4
Counseling and Applied Psychology14
General Psychology334111
Total Graduates3342119
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 13,586 students applied to the Old Dominion University. The university admitted 96% and 22% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Virginia universities is 9,148. On average, all Virginia institutions admit 75% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Old Dominion University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 72%. Compared to all Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 76%.

The overall graduation rate for Old Dominion University is 48%, compared to 60% for all Virginia universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 58%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare ODU to Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Old Dominion University to the average of all Virginia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

ODU

13,586

Applicants

96%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

48%

Graduation Rate

VA Colleges

9,148

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

76%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 894 or 56% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 706 or 44% part-time faculty members employed at Old Dominion University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 867 or 54%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

ODU

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

56%

Percent Full-Time

44%

Percent Part-Time

54%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

VA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

60%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Old Dominion University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,029, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,207 and the average cost for graduate fees is $3,017.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Old Dominion University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Old Dominion University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,988
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,000
Total Living Expenses$15,988
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,029
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,300
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,317
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,207
In-State, Graduate Fees$3,017
Total Graduate Expenses$13,224
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Old Dominion University is $17,254. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Old Dominion University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,335$13,765
$30,001 – $48,000$13,574$13,740
$48,001 – $75,000$16,954$16,577
$75,001 – $110,000$20,919$20,302
$110,001 and more$22,857$22,896
US Department of Education

Compare Old Dominion University to all Virginia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

ODU

$24,317

Cost to Attend

$8,428

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,254

Net Price

VA Colleges

$39,837

Cost to Attend

$18,288

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,797 or 91%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 11,384 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,428.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid11,384$8,428
Pell Grants7,013$4,751
Federal Student Loans9,775$6,803
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Old Dominion University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

ODU

11,384

Grant or Scholarship Aid

40%

Grants or Scholarships

7,013

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

9,775

Federal Student Loans

35%

Federal Student Loans

VA Colleges

4,309

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

2,066

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,863

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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