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Dordt University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Dordt University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dordt University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dordt University was awarded 67 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Dordt is ranked #526 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 45 colleges in Iowa, Dordt is ranked at #12.

See all of the rankings for Dordt University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Dordt?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Dordt University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 520 and 623. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dordt University  ( 520 to 623 )

SAT Math Scores for Dordt University  ( 540 to 660 )
Dordt received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Dordt University  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about Dordt University admissions.

Dordt University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Dordt University, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dordt University is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dordt University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Dordt University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Dordt for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dordt University.

Dordt University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,436 undergraduates at Dordt with 1,339 being full-time and 97 being part-time.

How Much Does Dordt University Cost?

The overall average net price of Dordt is $25,102. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dordt

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,967 $22,177 $22,821 $26,237 $28,980

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dordt, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Dordt, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,936 a year. That adds up to $31,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dordt is 1.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Dordt Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Dordt make about $41,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Dordt University make the most money.

Location of Dordt University

Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt University is a private not-for-profit institution. Sioux Center is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Dordt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 7Th St Se, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606
Phone: 712-722-6000

Dordt University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 88 majors graduated from Dordt University. Of these students, 389 received undergraduate degrees and 69 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 79 $33,335
Nursing 21 $55,964
General Business/Commerce 16 $36,852
Agricultural Economics & Business 15 $49,019
Social Work 14 $27,947
Finance & Financial Management 14 $47,260
Mechanical Engineering 12 $61,020
Health & Physical Education 12 $26,739
Accounting 11 NA
General Psychology 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dordt University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dordt

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 639 students took at least one online class at Dordt University. This is an increase from the 240 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 639 302
2018-2019 240 180
2017-2018 174 138
2016-2017 54 18
2015-2016 102 68

Learn more about online learning at Dordt University.

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Notes and 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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