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STEMM is a nationwide focus in education and training to prepare students, especially those underrepresented in the fields, to be competitive in 21st century Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine careers.

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Students studying STEMM, nursing and related programs at Notre Dame College join a scientific community where expert faculty meet a diverse population of students in small classes to develop them into responsible individuals and professionals who make an impact in their communities and around the world.

Students at Notre Dame build their academic prowess in the classroom and the lab, all while preparing for their careers through participation in unique independent research experiences, real-world applications and work-based learning opportunities.


STEMM is a nationwide focus in education and training to prepare students, especially those underrepresented in the fields, to be competitive in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine careers.






STEMM-Related Salary

STEMM professionals make an average salary of $100,900. The median salary in non-STEMM fields is $40,020.

The lifetime earnings of a person in computer science careers is reported to be $1.67M, which is 40% more than the $1.19M lifetime earnings of other college graduates.

The Notre Dame Difference


Incredible hands-on learning experiences with nationally ranked hospitals and research facilities


Peer-to-peer mentoring by upperclass STEMM scholars to new students.


Engineering internships and career options in area industries like Parker Hannifin, Standard Oil and more


A singular campus living-learning community for STEMM scholars


Significant STEMM and nursing scholarship opportunities available


STEM-Related Career Growth

STEMM jobs are projected to grow 11% in the next decade, twice as much as all other occupations.

Software development professions, alone, are projected to grow 22%.

Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholars

Renewable for Up to Five Years

Each student’s scholarship, which ranges from $1,500-$7,995 each year based upon unmet financial need, is renewable up to four years with graduation-based and scholastic achievement and persistence.

Additional significant STEMM and nursing scholarship opportunities also are available. Amounts vary for students who qualify.

Tuition and Scholarship Assistance

Notre Dame College is a Choose Ohio First (COF) institution, offering more than $2 million in tuition and scholarship aid to students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, or STEMM, programs.

The COF program provides tuition assistance, scholarships, internships and co-curricular programs for students at Notre Dame College majoring in science, nursing and mathematics. COF is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education aimed at enrolling and graduating more students in STEMM fields.

Selection for the Program

Selection for the program is based on academic qualifications and a demonstrated interest in STEMM.

A STEMM scholar must be an Ohio resident; admitted into one of the approved STEMM fields. Candidates must be incoming, full-time, traditional-aged, on-campus undergraduates.

New and Returning Scholars

More than 50 Notre Dame students can benefit each year from COF funding, which gives the College resources to recruit new STEMM scholars, as well as to fund returning scholars.

Student Success

Retention for recent cohorts of Choose Ohio First STEMM scholars at Notre Dame is 80 percent for the STEMM disciplines, a rate which is well above the national average of 50 percent attrition.



Our Faculty

Faculty and staff at Notre Dame College are central to the personal attention and caring heart of our student learning environment; the esteem and accomplishment of our higher education model; and the warmth, collaboration and economic impact of our workplace.

Available Programs

Notre Dame College offers the best in STEMM: small classes, individual attention from faculty, research opportunities, experiential learning, career guidance and more. Our associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, majors and minors, in STEMM fields are offered online as well as on-site. Outstanding programs in STEMM fields range from chemistry to cybersecurity, engineering to environmental science, management information systems, mathematics and medical lab technician, among others. Weekend and adult classes are available.

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Your NDC education can waken and shape your passions, sharpen strengths and lead to a career path that is meaningful and rewarding. Discover your potential at NDC.