Honoring Father Jenkins

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. by the numbers

As Father Jenkins prepares to end his tenure as Notre Dame President, we reflect on some of the notable accomplishments of the last 19 years. These statistics show changes from 2005-2024.

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1 Only faith-based institution among the 71 top-tier research universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU)

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Undergraduate Education

$210 million Amount of undergraduate need-based financial aid provided to students in 2023–24, up from $60 million

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67 The number of facilities, including 3.6 million square feet of additional facility space, funded for construction or extensive renovation, with more than 80% dedicated to supporting the academy and residential life.

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$130 million Amount of regional economic grants secured, together with key partners

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11 Number of teams that have won NCAA national championships

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11% Reduction in campus energy consumption since 2008, part of ND’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Undergraduate Education

60 Number of Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, and other prestigious scholarship winners Notre Dame has produced

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77% Undergraduates who study abroad, ranking second highest among doctoral universities

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71 Number of National Endowment for the Humanities grants Notre Dame has received since 1999, more than any other university in the U.S.

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Undergraduate Education

30% Percentage of undergraduate students from underrepresented communities, up from 19%

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50 Number of Initiatives, Institutes, Centers, and Programs endowed during Fr. John's tenure

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Undergraduate Education

87% Admitted undergraduates in the top 5% in national test scores, up from 63%

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98% Notre Dame's Graduation Success Rate, tied for first place in the nation with Boston College, Duke, and Northwestern. Notre Dame has now been among the nation's top-3 GSR football playing institutions for 17 years and has led the nation in 15 of those years.

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Graduate Education

34% Increase in the number of graduate and professional students