About Notre Dame de Namur University

Founded more than 165 years ago, we are the third oldest college in California. NDNU is a fully accredited, private, Catholic, co-educational master’s university, with its main campus located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. With approximately 1,600 students from 29 states and 32 different countries, NDNU broadens the perspective and outlook of its students by exposing them to peers with very different backgrounds, cultures and world views.

NDNU is celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the charter with California that establishes us as the first college in the state to offer the baccalaureate degree to women.

Programs Now Offered through Our New Tracy Location

Local access to bachelor’s,  master’s  and credentials  has been long anticipated by the City of Tracy and the surrounding community. In Fall 2015, NDNU initially began offering a degree completion program for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS) as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Since then, the Tracy campus has expanded to offer a Bachelor of Science in Human Services (BS), an MA and credential in Special Education as well as Multiple and Single Subject teaching credentials.

Notre Dame de Namur University is proud to deliver high quality education close to those who call San Joaquin County home. Programs are offered in the evening and are designed for working professionals.

A Long History

A Bay Area institution for over 165 years, NDNU symbolizes a tradition of higher learning. NDNU prides itself on access as:

  • one of the first colleges in California, the first authorized to grant degrees to women in California;
  • one of the first private college Hispanic-Serving Institutions in California;
  • an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI);
  • the first university to extend programs to Tracy and surrounding community residents and employees
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About our Programs

  • Classes start spring, summer and fall, and are taught year-round.
  • Classes are offered in an accelerated seven-week format to help students finish faster.
  • Each program meets one night a week starting at 6 p.m.
  • Classes are held at the Tracy Transit Station: 50 E. 6th Street, Tracy, CA 95376 (intersection of 6th and Central).
  • Financing options are available. Tuition and Fees Information
  • Special Tracy Scholarship is available.