Old Dominion University & Northern Virginia Community College Partner for Online Bachelor’s Degrees

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ODU and NOVA have formed a partnership that will make bachelor's degrees in one of four programs available entirely online.

NOVA and ODU make a great team. The NOVA+ODU partnership makes a bachelor’s degree more affordable and accessible than ever for new and returning students.

Old Dominion University (ODU) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) have formed a partnership that will make bachelor’s degrees available entirely online. This collaboration is one of the first of its kind in Virginia, culminating a nearly 20-year relationship between ODU and the Virginia Community College System.

The new program, entitled NOVA + ODU, will allow students from home or virtually anywhere to complete one of four online bachelor’s degrees: Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, and Nursing. The collaborative website for these programs is dl.odu.edu/plus/nova.

By completing an undergraduate degree with NOVA + ODU, a student will earn an associate’s degree from NOVA and a bachelor’s degree from ODU, both fully accredited institutions that have been leaders in distance learning for more than 20 years.

“NOVA and ODU make a great team,” said Old Dominion Provost Carol Simpson. “The NOVA+ODU partnership makes a bachelor’s degree more affordable and accessible than ever for new and returning students. Students will have access to the comprehensive services and high quality learning environments across both institutions, making their online bachelor’s degrees through the NOVA+ODU partnership a rich experience.”

Northern Virginia Community College President Robert Templin agreed. “We are excited to launch this new program with our longtime partners at ODU.” “NOVA+ODU will give our graduates another way to reach their academic goals, whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. Almost 21,000 students are enrolled in online courses at NOVA and we feel sure many of them will take advantage of this great opportunity to continue their educations at ODU.”

Currently, about 3 million students are enrolled in completely online degree programs, according to a recent study by the Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Old Dominion University is Virginia’s forward-focused metropolitan research university with 25,000 students, nationally recognized faculty, cutting-edge research, and engaging and modern learning opportunities that challenge students to achieve their highest goals. A pioneer in distance learning, Old Dominion offers 36 full degree programs online, in addition to extensive academic partnerships with the Virginia Community College System, military and others. For more information about Old Dominion University, its faculty, programs or services, call 757-683-3000 or visit the website at http://www.odu.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s website, http://www.nvcc.edu.

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