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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?

405 Undergraduate Awards
$32,234 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Dordt College?

Location of Dordt College

Contact details for Dordt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 7Th St Se, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606
Phone: 712-722-6000
Website: www.dordt.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DordtCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dordtcollege

How Do I Get Into Dordt?

You can apply to Dordt online at: www.dordt.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Dordt

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Dordt?

72% Acceptance Rate
41% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
Dordt has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dordt College  ( 530 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Dordt College  ( 520 to 660 )
200
800
Dordt received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Dordt College  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Dordt College  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Dordt College  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Dordt College?

$32,234 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Dordt is $32,234. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,319 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,385 undergraduate students at Dordt, with 1,319 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Dordt

There are also 162 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,319 full-time undergraduates at Dordt, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Dordt

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dordt College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dordt Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 1,074
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Geographic Diversity

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

138 Took All Classes Online
174 Took At Least One Class Online
152.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 174 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dordt has changed over the last few years.

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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
Education 11%
Educational Administration 21%

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
Educational Administration #17
Education #45

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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 79 0 79
Educational Administration 0 0 24 24
Nursing 0 21 0 21
Finance & Financial Management 0 18 0 18
Accounting 0 14 0 14
Civil Engineering 0 14 0 14
General Psychology 0 14 0 14
Marketing 0 13 0 13
Health & Physical Education 0 13 0 13
General Biology 0 12 0 12
Romance Languages 0 12 0 12
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 11 0 11
Mechanical Engineering 0 11 0 11
Social Work 0 11 0 11
General Business/Commerce 0 10 0 10
Agricultural Production 9 0 0 9
Animal Science 0 9 0 9
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 8 8
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 0 8
History 0 8 0 8
General Agriculture 2 5 0 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 4 0 7
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 7 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 6 0 0 6
Human Resource Management 0 6 0 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 6 0 6
Construction Management 0 5 0 5
Communications Technology 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 5
Plant Sciences 0 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 4 0 4
Chemistry 0 4 0 4
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 4
Computer Engineering 0 3 0 3
Chemical Engineering 0 3 0 3
Electrical Engineering 0 3 0 3
Business Administration & Management 0 2 0 2
International Business 0 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Analysis 0 2 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 2
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 2 0 2
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Other Agriculture 0 1 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 1 0 1
Special Education 0 1 0 1
Teaching Assistants 1 0 0 1
General Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 0 1
Engineering Science 0 1 0 1
Mathematics 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 1 0 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 21 384 32 437

References

*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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