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NDNU Accreditation and Rankings

NDNU fountainNotre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is proud to hold respected accreditations and receive consistent recognition as one of the top regional universities in the United States.


NDNU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting bodies certified by the U.S. Department of Education. With this nationally recognized accreditation, NDNU online graduates can be confident their degrees will be respected both in the academic community and the professional marketplace.

The MBA program at NDNU is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This business program accreditation and membership provides us with international recognition and global network association among an extensive group of business programs.


Notre Dame de Namur University is honored to be consistently named as a top university in the West and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Colleges” rankings. The recurring annual selection reflects NDNU’s commitment to maintaining top graduation rates, student retention rates and financial assistance rates in the region. selected Notre Dame de Namur University among 80 schools as one of the Best Online Schools in California rankings. Coming in 16th place, NDNU was chosen based on factors like affordability with a 99% financial aid rating.

Recognized by, Notre Dame de Namur University was ranked in the top 5% of schools nationwide for Ethic Diversity.