Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University, also known as ODU, is a private, Catholic, liberal arts University located in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It was established in the year 1911 as the College of Saint Mary of the Springs. It spreads across an area of more than 60 acres. ODU offers both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in diverse areas.

ODU's athletics department sponsors more than 12 varsity sports teams. Their official mascot is the Panther and their teams are nicknamed the Panthers. The sports teams participate in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. Some notable alumni are Anne O'Hare McCormick, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist; and Jonathan Sanchez, Major League pitcher of San Francisco Giants.

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Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus , OH 43219
General Phone: (614) 253-2741

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Ohio Dominican University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management420business management, accounting, business communications, finance, international business
Education and Teaching162curriculum and instruction, special ed, education of disabled, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts58English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library science, peace and conflict resolution, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Media25communication studies, public relations
Science25biology, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy, theology
Therapy and Counseling19psychology
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work10social work
Design8graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering7information science
Art Studies6art studies
Law0US law

Number of programs and degrees for Ohio Dominican University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45140
Master's degree2546
Associate's degree775

Ohio Dominican University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohio Dominican University had a total enrollment of 3,082 students (2,551 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 22%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 19%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Ohio Dominican University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 45 %

Ohio Dominican University Room and Board (2007)

Ohio Dominican University offers campus housing for 811 of its 2,551 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ohio Dominican University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ohio Dominican University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,140
Room and board $ 7,590
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Ohio Dominican University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 303500)

Ohio Dominican University Faculty

Ohio Dominican University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1314
Non-tenured and not on tenure track48

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$76,94511$64,319
Associate professoracademic year12$58,47012$55,833
Assistant professoracademic year16$49,13414$46,937
Instructoracademic year1*3$43,587
All faculty totalacademic year32$54,95740$54,134

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ohio Dominican University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball American Mideast Conference
Baseball American Mideast Conference
Track American Mideast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3964103

Ohio Dominican University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Ohio Dominican University Highlights

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What Sets Ohio Dominican University Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Ohio Dominican University % of degrees in business and management
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ohio Dominican University % students on athletic fin. aid
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ohio Dominican University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Ohio Dominican University Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Ohio Dominican University Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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