Dordt College Overview
Dordt College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sioux Center, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Sioux Center draws many to the area.
What Is Dordt College Known For?
- Students at Dordt have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Dordt.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Dordt with a bachelor's degree make about $41,700 a year. That's 2% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average Dordt student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Dordt College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Dordt.
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Where Is Dordt College?
Contact details for Dordt are given below.
|Address:||700 7Th St Se, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606|
How Do I Get Into Dordt?
You can apply to Dordt online at: www.dordt.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Dordt
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Dordt?
Approximately 59% of accepted students are men and 41% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 15% of students accepted to Dordt submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 660.
Can I Afford Dordt College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Dordt, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,019 a year. That adds up to $32,076 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Dordt is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Dordt College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 162 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,319 full-time undergraduates at Dordt, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dordt College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||16|
|Hispanic or Latino||39|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Dordt College. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Dordt. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Indonesia.
Online Learning at Dordt College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dordt has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 40th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Dordt
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dordt College was 152.0%. This is the #282 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Dordt regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Dordt majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Dordt ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Dordt.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#5|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Dordt College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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