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Enrollment Reaches All-time High

Notre Dame College has completed the first month of the fall 2011 semester with a record number of students taking classes at the South Euclid, Ohio, campus and online.

This is the seventh consecutive year of increasing overall enrollment for Notre Dame. The College’s total enrollment now stands at 2,156 registered students, with 1,346 full-time undergraduates. That represents an approximate 10 percent increase in full-time students from last fall. Incoming traditional undergraduate students (first time and transfer) number 483, of whom 405 are first-time freshmen. This is the largest incoming class in the College’s history.

In 2001, Notre Dame College began accepting men and enrollment has grown dramatically ever since, from 887 total students to today’s record number. Notre Dame is one of the most diverse colleges in Ohio. One fourth of NDC’s students are minority students and nearly half of them are not Catholic. They come from 20 different states and a dozen different countries. Notre Dame is an opportunity college as half of its students are the first in their families to go to college.

Named as one of the best Midwest regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report, NDC offers more than 30 career-focused undergraduate and graduate academic programs including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, bachelor and master degrees in education, and a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies. The College is also home to the nationally recognized Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences.

Notre Dame College offers 22 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, and is a provisional member of the NCAA Division II. Falcon athletics will become a full-fledged NCAA member in time for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information, contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or bjohnston@ndc.edu.