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Get the facts about Dordt College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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 College Ranked?

2021 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 College was awarded 7 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Dordt landed the #394 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Dordt also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

See all of the rankings for Dordt College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Dordt?

Acceptance Rate

Dordt College has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Dordt College  ( 520 to 660 )
Dordt received ACT scores from 85% 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 College  ( 22 to 28 )

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Dordt College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dordt College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 College is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dordt College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dordt College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 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 61%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Dordt

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,385 undergraduates at Dordt with 1,319 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

Dordt Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Dordt is 69.20 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Dordt College Cost?

The overall average net price of Dordt is $24,513. 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 +
$23,225 $21,892 $24,216 $25,091 $27,868

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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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 College make the most money.

Location of Dordt College

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

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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

Dordt College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 84 majors graduated from Dordt College. Of these students, 405 received undergraduate degrees and 32 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 $33,600
Nursing 21 $55,600
Finance & Financial Management 18 NA
General Psychology 14 NA
Civil Engineering 14 NA
Accounting 14 NA
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
Marketing 13 NA
General Biology 12 NA
Romance Languages 12 NA

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

Online Learning at Dordt

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 174 students took at least one online class at Dordt College. This is an increase from the 54 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 174 138
2016-2017 54 18
2015-2016 102 68
2014-2015 104 73
2013-2014 94 60

Learn more about online learning at Dordt College.

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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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