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Notre Dame College has been selected one of the best schools, though not always recognized, for its online education programs.

The College has been ranked No. 4 in the top 15 “Hidden Gems” in Ohio by the Online Schools Guide. The ratings highlight smaller colleges and universities that may not be household names but offer high quality education along with their online degree options.

Notre Dame offers more than 20 online degree programs including associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in business, criminal justice, cybersecurity, education, nursing and more.

According to the guide, hidden gems in Ohio offer quality education and online programs and are some of the best small schools. Colleges and universities were ranked based on the cost of attendance and the number of online offerings.

Ohio has a rich history of higher education, according to the guide, and Notre Dame has offered accessible and affordable options for 100 years. The College celebrates its centennial in 2022-2023.

In the early 2000s, Notre Dame’s Division of Education implemented TK-20, an online assessment and evaluation program, making the College the first and only institution in Ohio to offer the course work, advising, student teaching and practicum placement data online with TK20.

Currently, Notre Dame offers two online associate degree programs: business management and liberal studies. There are also 12 bachelor’s degree programs online at this college. These include registered nursing to a bachelor of science in nursing, early childhood education, social work, criminal justice, and three different bachelors of business administration options.

The College supports seven online master’s degree programs. Some of these are in business administration, a master’s of national security and intelligence studies and five different areas of master’s degrees that are education-related, including nursing education and educational leadership.

In addition, Notre Dame provides one graduate certificate program that is entirely online, which will allow students majoring in education to earn their teaching license certificate. These online programs fit with students’ busy schedules and offer them the opportunity to complete their degrees in only one year, depending on whether\ they are full or part-time students.

Details of online programs are available at

December 2022

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