Old Dominion University was established in 1930 in Norfolk, Virginia by administrators and officials from the College of William and Mary. Robert M. Hughes and J.A.C. Chandler are credited with the establishment of Old Dominion. Prior to reaching university status, Old Dominion University was formerly known as: Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion College.
Old Dominion's distance program can be completed entirely online. There are varying programs and degree levels. At this time, Old Dominion offers the following degree levels with their distance learning platform:
Today, Old Dominion services nearly 25,000 students (19,612 undergraduates and 5,058 postgraduates) and has an academic staff of 1,023. Old Dominion is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral, Higher Research Activity University which means that they are responsible for providing high quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs as a public school.
Old Dominion has established one of the largest online platforms for a public university in the country. They have 109 online programs where students can earn a number of degrees. All 109 of their online programs are classified into the following colleges:
Considering the fact that Old Dominion University is a traditional, public university, they have created a relatively affordable online option to service a number of students worldwide. While the number of required credits per course varies, the cost per credit hour sits at $316.
The admission's process can also be completed entirely online. Even with the online platform, certain forms and applications are required. Last year, roughly 77% of students who applied to Old Dominion programs were admitted.
While OU online offers a wide variety of programs and allows students to earn degrees at different levels, the selection is still limited in comparison to the on-campus programs that are available. Online students will not be able to access some courses or program options that are available to students on-campus.