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NEW YORK TIMES CITES OLD DOMINION AMONG NATION'S MOST RACIALLY DIVERSE

Old Dominion University was cited Sunday, Nov. 5, in a New York Times listing of the nation's most racially diverse four-year institutions.

The listing, which appeared in the newspaper's Education Life section under the title "Colleges of Many Colors," noted that 26 percent of ODU's 2005
enrollment of 14,605 degree-seeking undergraduates were black, six percent were Asian and three percent were Hispanic.

ODU's black enrollment was the highest among public universities in Virginia.

As a measure of an institution's economic diversity, the newspaper noted the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants for low-income students. ODU's 2005 Pell Grant percentage was 26, which also was higher than the percentage of any other Virginia institution in the survey.

This article was posted on: November 6, 2006

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