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 and master degrees.

The Education program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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.

NDC Online

The Finn Center for Adult, Graduate, Online and Professional Programs serves adult students interested in obtaining their undergraduate or graduate degrees, pursuing education licensure, or continuing their education with professional development courses. The Finn Center strategically houses its registration, and advising processes to create a centralized approach that will allow it to cater to and best meet the unique needs of our adult students.

Our Team understands that convenience and flexibility in scheduling are top priorities for adult students, so we provide online options for many of our programs. Our dedication to serving adult students comes from the powerful impact that Sr. Mary LeRoy Finn, founder of the Weekend College (WECO), had on Notre Dame College. In the 1970s, Sr. Mary LeRoy Finn saw the need to help working women obtain their college degrees without having to sacrifice their personal and professional lives; The Finn Center is proud to follow Sr. Mary LeRoy Finn’s lead and provide educational opportunities to adult learners in 36 states. It is The Finn Center’s mission to make the process from admission to degree completion as smooth and successful as possible. We pride ourselves on working one-on-one with students, both in person and via telecommunication, to make their educational experiences unique, meaningful, and enjoyable.

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