RD463 - Status Report per Item 253 of the Special Session I, 2018 Appropriation Act Online Virginia Network

Executive Summary:

Old Dominion University and George Mason University have partnered on an online degree completion initiative called Online Virginia Network (OVN). The initiative attracts many of the estimated 1.1 million Virginians who have earned credit at a Virginia institution but who have not yet earned a four-year degree. The Commonwealth is also home to the second-largest population of active-duty military in the United States and, while 92% of enlisted personnel have earned a high school diploma or some college credit, only 6% have earned an undergraduate degree. Completing their degrees through online course offerings is a viable and attractive solution for these non-traditional and military affiliated students seeking flexible schedules as they balance school, work, and family responsibilities.