About NDC

A Catholic Career-Focused Liberal Arts College

Notre Dame College provides an excellent education for students looking for a coeducational, career-focused, liberal arts college. In contrast to a large university, Notre Dame College is known for small class sizes and personalized attention.

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Notre Dame College sits on 53 picturesque wooded acres, tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood just outside of Cleveland, Ohio – the only small liberal arts college in Greater Cleveland. We value the low student-faculty ratio that fosters a warm personal atmosphere and the individual attention that contributes to success.

US News & World Report ranked Notre Dame College as the third most diverse college in the Midwest among baccalaureate colleges.

Accreditation

Notre Dame College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Education program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

History

Notre Dame College (NDC) was established in 1922 as a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

The College strives to provide a mission-focused, values-based, private Catholic education to students who might otherwise not have access to such an experience. Our mission is to be faithful to the College’s Catholic heritage and identity.

In January 2001, NDC admitted men into all its programs and also added men’s varsity sports to its existing women’s programs. Today, the College offers a total of 22 athletic programs.

Notre Dame College belongs to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA administers athletic programs for more than 400,000 student-athletes competing in three divisions at over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

The College’s growth can also be attributed to our career-oriented liberal arts programs that help students succeed in the real world. We offer bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors, with interdisciplinary programs and self-designed majors, including exceptional programs in education, nursing, business and science.

Mission

Notre Dame College, a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility.