Notre Dame of Maryland University will become coeducational and enroll men into its traditional undergraduate program beginning in fall 2023, ending its more than 125-year history as an exclusively women’s school. But in a release, the school says, "Educating men is not new to our university community. NDMU has offered co-ed adult undergraduate programs since 1975 and co-ed graduate programs since 1984."
The school’s board of trustees voted at its Monday meeting to make the change. They said that data shows that enrollment in all women's schools has steadily declined. They've been studying the prospect of going co-ed for over a year.
“By going coed, Notre Dame of Maryland University is uniquely positioned to deliver on its mission to advance inclusive and transformational education to more women and men and to equip them to realize their goal of attaining a college degree,” said Dr. Marylou Yam, the university’s president.
Men can apply for admittance for the fall 2023 semester. The traditional undergraduate nursing program has already begun to accept male transfer students to address nursing shortages in Maryland and across the country.