Notre Dame has one of the highest graduation rates in the Great Lakes area, with almost all students graduating on time. 91 will graduate within four years, 97 within six. The university also has a high first year retention rate with 98% staying after completing freshman year.

All faculty members are experts in their field. The university has a 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio and offers programs such as distance education, study abroad (which half of students take advantage of), and ROTC for Air Force, Army, and Navy.

Notre Dame is also well known for its diversity. Students come from all corners of the United States, with an average of 750 miles traveled to attend the school.

Academic Profile for 2019

Four Year Graduation Rate
91%

Six Year Graduation Rate
97%

Eight Year Graduation Rate
97%

Student to Faculty Ratio
10 to 1

First Year Retention Rate
98%


Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
2,046
students in 2016

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

None
1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information


Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2017 school year

Students Total
8,658

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2016 school year

Students Total
8,530

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Undergraduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad


Accreditation

Institutional

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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(University of Notre Dame at Santa Fe Building)
01/01/2002 - Current
Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(University of Notre Dame at Arden Training Center)
07/07/2001 - 08/17/2013
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
(ND-Palo Alto)
09/20/2016 - Current
Accredited
Specialized

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Agency / Program Period of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
[Law (LAW) - Professional schools]
07/01/1925 - Current
Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
04/15/2011 - Current
Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
03/01/1972 - 12/31/2012
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
[Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology]
07/01/1977 - Current
Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
[(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design]
10/01/2004 - Current
Accredited