Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529
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Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public research institution in Norfolk, Virginia. It was established as a division of the College of William & Mary in 1930. It has grown to become one of the biggest universities in the state, enrolling over 24,000 students in 2015. The campus is spread over 251 acres around several residential neighborhoods in Norfolk. ODU is classified as a Doctoral University and contributes nearly $2 billion to the local economy each year. ODU currently offers over 168 undergrad and graduate degree programs. They also recently started offering distance learning through online courses.

The ODU School of Nursing offers several nursing programs including BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs include traditional and online options. However, the traditional BSN must be completed on site. All students gain access to virtual training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School through a state-of-the-art simulation center. The MSN program includes six different specialty tracks, including Nurse Administrator and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. The university does not include clinical rotations. However, students are encouraged to seek internships in the area to receive hands-on training at local clinics and healthcare facilities.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students24,375
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 33 248
Master's degree 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 4 26
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
09/01/1953 - Current
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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1200
ACT18 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$335/credit
In State Students$335/credit
Out of State Students$930/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$496/credit
In State Students$496/credit
Out of State Students$1,249/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,075 $15,075 $41,850
ADN 70 $23,450 $23,450 $65,100
BSN 125 $41,875 $41,875 $116,250
FNP 50 $24,800 $24,800 $62,450
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Old Dominion University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,626
Other Federal Grant 15% $483
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $4,640
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $3,447
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,620
Private Loans 7% $13,352


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,618
$30,001 to $48,000$12,427
$48,001 to $75,000$16,207
$75,001 to $110,000$18,983
Over $110,000$21,138

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529

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