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(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Old Dominion University)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Old Dominion University)

NORFOLK — Old Dominion University’s online programs earned a No. 1 ranking as the Top College in Virginia by OnlineColleges.com.

Rankings for OnlineColleges.com are evaluated based on factors such as tuition costs, financial aid, academic services, career services and credit offerings. ODU received a score of 98.13. OnlineColleges.com ranks traditional colleges and universities that offer programs online, as well as institutions without traditional campuses.

“We are proud to offer Old Dominion University’s world-class programs to our online learners,” said Andy Casiello, associate vice president for Distance Learning. “We strive for excellence in online learning and work hard to maintain consistently high quality in all aspects of our operation. As a result of this team effort between our amazing faculty and staff, our student satisfaction rate is over 95%.”

OnlineColleges.com also notes that Old Dominion University is a Military Friendly Schools Gold Award recipient. That means certain programs are geared toward credits earned through prior military experience. Through ODUOnline, Old Dominion offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs, as well as graduate certificates. Areas of study are diverse, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, nursing and education.

Student resources also factor into ODU’s top rankings. These include academic program advisors, technical support, tutoring, mentoring, library services and more.

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