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  • History of Ohio Dominican University

    Ohio Dominican University is a private Catholic liberal arts university, guided in its educational mission by the Dominican motto, "To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation."

    Founded in 1911 as the College of Saint Mary of the Springs, Ohio Dominican offers a fully accredited, high quality, career-oriented education in a distinctive setting. The University spans 72+ beautifully wooded acres. It is a place where diversity is embraced and individualism is celebrated. The Ohio Dominican University liberal arts curriculum teaches skills valuable in every career and life - the ability to think critically, write proficiently, and communicate clearly. The University's liberal arts core curriculum is at the center of every student's academic study at Ohio Dominican.

    Ohio Dominican University has a rich history and significant milestones over the years that have contributed to its success and identity. Click here to learn more about those milestones.

    We forge a new vision for Ohio Dominican based on the foundation of our enduring values.