Accreditation and Accolades
Notre Dame College Online is proud to offer a selection of career-driven degree programs designed to enhance your professional potential and enrich your future. We are dedicated to supporting all students who choose our programs to pursue knowledge and growth, which is why we strive to offer quality education that meets the highest standards.
Explore our accreditation and accolades, and discover why we’re known for our tradition of academic excellence.
Credentials You Can Count On
Notre Dame College Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected higher education organizations.
The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Recognized for Top Quality Education
- #9 on the list of Best 29 Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 2022 by Best Value Schools1
- #50 on the list of Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Ohio by UniversityHQ2
- #44 on the list of Best Master’s Degrees in Ohio by UniversityHQ2
- #1 on the list of Best Online Catholic Colleges in 2022 by Intelligent.com3
- #7 on the list of Best Online Associate in Liberal Arts Programs of 2022 by Intelligent.com4
- #24 on the list of Best Online Colleges in Ohio in 2022 by Intelligent.com5
- #33 on the list of Best Online Colleges for Working Adults in 2022 by Intelligent.com6
- #25 on the list of Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs in Early Childhood Education by Best Accredited Colleges7
- #40 on the list of Best Bachelor’s in Education Degrees, according to Study.com
- #28 on the list of the Best Online Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs for 2021, according to Study.com
- #42 on the list of Social Mobility for educational institutions who enroll and graduate large proportions of students experiencing poverty, according to U.S. News.8
Learn More About Our Tradition of Academic Excellence
- Notre Dame College Online Degrees in Nursing, Business, Education Rank Among Nation’s Best
- Notre Dame College Online Undergraduate Degree in Special Education Selected Among Best in the U.S.
- Notre Dame College Online Early Childhood Education Program Earns Top National Rankings
- Notre Dame College Early Childhood Education Degree Ranked Among Country’s Top 25
- Notre Dame College’s Master of Arts in Security Policy, Intelligence Studies Designated Best Value
- Notre Dame College Receives ILA National Recognition
- Notre Dame College Ranked Among Best by U.S. News
- Notre Dame College Named Military Friendly School
- Best Value Schools, Best 29 Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 2022, https://www.bestvalueschools.org/associate-degree-in-liberal-arts/
- UniversityHQ, Best Colleges in Ohio for Associate, Bachelor’s & Master’s, https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/ohio/#masters
- Intelligent.com, Best Online Catholic Colleges in 2022, https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-colleges/catholic/
- Intelligent.com, Best Online Associate in Liberal Arts Programs of 2022, https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-associate-in-liberal-arts-programs/
- Intelligent.com, Best Online Colleges in Ohio in 2022, https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-colleges/ohio/
- Intelligent.com, Best Online Colleges for Working Adults in 2022, https://www.intelligent.com/best-online-colleges/working-adults/
- BestAccreditedColleges.org, Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs in Early Childhood Education, https://bestaccreditedcolleges.org/degrees/online-bachelors-degrees-in-early-childhood-education.html
- U.S. News, Notre Dame College of Ohio Rankings in 2022, https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/notre-dame-ohio-3085/overall-rankings