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Old Dominion Demographics & Diversity

Norfolk, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Old Dominion are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Old Dominion University students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 27%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 1%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at Old Dominion University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Old Dominion has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Old Dominion University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Old Dominion University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,105
Women 13,389

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Old Dominion serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Old Dominion University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,797 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.1%
Part time Undergrads 22.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232982 IPEDS survey data for Old Dominion University.