Celebrating 100 Years
Notre Dame College Centennial
Thanks to our presenting sponsor:
Notre Dame College Beyond 100: MISSION, VISION, TRANSFORMATION
Notre Dame College opened its doors to 13 women and 11 novices on September 18, 1922, called Founders Day. The articles of incorporation for the College were signed and filed with the State of Ohio on March 30, 1923. A semester’s tuition was $75.
On September 18, 2022, Notre Dame will begin a yearlong celebration of its Centennial: 100 years of providing a liberal arts education in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame to diverse populations, including those who may not be able to afford a private college.
In June 1923, the Sisters leased 39 acres along Green Road in South Euclid. A year later they purchased 15 more acres. Construction of the campus began in the fall of 1926. On September 17, 1928, 13 seniors, 16 juniors, 21 sophomores and 32 freshmen began classes in the new Administration Building.
NDC Through the Decades
Notre Dame now enrolls about 1,500 students in more than 30 undergraduate majors and several graduate degree programs. Options are available both onsite and online. The College became co-ed in 2001 and supports nearly 20 NCAA Division II sports, multiple performing arts programs and numerous student organizations.
Notre Dame College Today
The College is the most diverse postsecondary institution in the State of Ohio. More than 90% of students receive financial aid, nearly 40% are first generation college students, about 35% identify as traditionally underrepresented ethnicities and close to 10 percent are students with documented learning differences. Students come from nearly 30 states and more than 20 countries.
Notre Dame has an alumni network of more than 5,000 professionals around the world.
Our Legacy Stories highlight alumni, partners, donors and beyond who have contributed in different ways to NDC’s 100 year legacy!
Upcoming Centennial Events
Centennial Closing Ceremony
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Beginning at 4:15 p.m.
On the Notre Dame College Campus
Interactive Historical Tour
Explore a centennial of history at Notre Dame
using original art QR code emblems at tour stops
across campus. This trek through 100 years is virtual
as well as can be completed in person.
SUPPORT OUR CENTENNIAL
Give to Notre Dame College this milestone year. Your gift supports the next generation of students and cements the legacy of Notre Dame College in Northeast Ohio.