For over 125 years, Notre Dame has educated leaders who make a difference in their professional fields, their families, their communities and the world.
Notre Dame of Maryland University is a private, Catholic university established in 1895 with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. NDMU is a comprehensive University that is home to Maryland’s only women’s college and offers a wide variety of full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs for women and men.
The University enrolls approximately 2,300 students and has Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Business; Education; Nursing; and Pharmacy. Additionally, the University offers programs for adult students fully online and at several locations across the state.
NDMU is located on a beautiful 60-acre wooded campus in the northern Baltimore residential neighborhood of Homeland.
- Total head count of students: 2,234 (754 undergraduates and 1,480 graduate and professional degree students)
- 93% of the total student population are residents of Maryland
- 90% of Women’s College students are residents of Maryland
- 10% of Women’s College students are from out of state (17 different states)
- 2% of Women’s College students are international
- 58% of Women’s College Students are of a Minority Ethnic group
- 163 received a Bachelor’s Degree
- 336 received a Master’s Degree
- 56 received a Doctoral Degree
- 3 received an Upper-Division Certificate
- 17 received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
- 4 received a Post-Master’s Certificate
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
- Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
- Maryland Board of Nursing (MBN)
- National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)
- 106 full-time faculty
- 3 part-time faculty, 84 adjuncts
- 90% of full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees
- 32% full-time faculty tenured
- 7:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio
- 167 full-time staff
- 40 part-time staff
- 60-acre wooded campus
- 16 buildings: total of 755,361 square feet
- Age ranges from 4 to over 150 years
Approximately 24,000 graduates live in all 50 states and 38 foreign countries, 68% live in Maryland.
The institution was first founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame as the Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies and Preparatory School for Little Girls.
In 1895, Notre Dame received state approval to begin four year baccalaureate-level instruction. The April 1896 College charter from the State of Maryland granted the right to award degrees up to and including the doctorate. Notre Dame offers degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, postmaster’s, and doctoral level.
September 9, 2011: On the 116th anniversary of the first day of college classes offered on the campus—the institution was renamed Notre Dame of Maryland University. NDMU has four academic schools: Arts, Sciences, and Business; Education; Nursing; and Pharmacy.
July 1, 2014: Current president Marylou Yam, Ph.D. became the 14th president of the University.
March 2015: NDMU received non-governmental organization (NGO) status with the United Nations. NDMU is the only college or university in Maryland to have such a designation.
April 2018: NDMU launched the Women’s Leadership Institute of Baltimore to serve as a convener of women in the Baltimore region to address issues of gender inequity.
2020: The University celebrated its 125th year of educating leaders to transform the world.