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Notre Dame College has been named a Military Friendly® School.

This national designation places Notre Dame among the higher education institutions best for veterans and active duty armed services personnel who are looking to learn. Notre Dame honors veterans benefits and provides singular services to nontraditional students in all of its 30-plus degree programs, online as well as on site.

The honor, awarded in 2022-2023, indicates Notre Dame is an ideal fit for potential military and veterans. The rating is based on retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, student veterans at the College.

Armed Forces Benefits

Notre Dame serves those who have or are serving their country with numerous benefits, including tuition and fees, monthly housing allowance and annual stipend for books and supplies. The amount of active duty service determines the maximum percentage of benefit eligibility. Scholarships also are available, and Notre Dame participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, offering education benefits to eligible veterans nationwide who pursue degrees online or on-site at the College.

The College also provides individual advising, tutoring and other support services especially for nontraditional students on campus and online.

Defense Degree Options

Undergraduate programs at Notre Dame include emergency management, criminal justice, intelligence studies, social work and legal or prelaw studies. A new cybersecurity major complete with an on-campus high-tech situation room has been added recently. These degrees prepare undergraduates for careers in law enforcement, corrections and homeland security, as well as victim advocacy and court positions.

The College’s Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Studies educates current and future strategic analysts, managers and decision-makers for careers in intelligence analysis, emergency management and homeland security. The program prepares public and private professionals transitioning from tactical leadership roles to more advanced positions.

In addition, Notre Dame has partnered with Cuyahoga Community College Tri-C® to extend among the most comprehensive education options offered by a single program in Ohio for students to become an Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC)-certified police officer. This Tri-C Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) Academy offers rigorous, practical hands-on training, as well as familiarity with de-escalation techniques and procedural justice.

This initiative helps incoming active duty and veteran students, not only preparing them for day-to-day duty but also providing a comprehensive understanding of policing issues in the 21st century. Graduates will be preferred candidates for the jobs they are seeking and eligible for higher-paying positions.

Career Advancement

The United States has experienced an increasing demand for intelligence analysts since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Many jobs in cybersecurity and intelligence analysis are expected to grow faster than average and pay up to $100,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With its mission of individual attention and affordable education, Notre Dame offers special transfer credits as well as tuition discounts to eligible active and reserve military personnel enrolling in the master’s program in national security and intelligence studies, along with other degree programs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits can be applied to coursework or training beginning August 1, 2009. Active duty military and veterans who have served a minimum of 90 days active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, or 30 continuous days and were discharged due to a service-connected disability, are eligible.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory, a military marketing company, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey responses and government and agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment.

February 2023








About Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in South Euclid, Ohio, committed to teaching students how to make a good living and live a good life. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. For more information, visit