A Glance at NDC

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Academic Rigor

Notre Dame College Online & The Finn Center are proud to be members of the Quality Matters (QM) consortium. QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.