Dordt University

Dordt University
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
Year Founded: 1955
President: Dr. Erik Hoekstra
Enrollment: 1,454
Dordt University

Dordt College is an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective. Our goal is to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. As the Founder’s Vision states:

“An education that is Christian not merely in the sense that devotional exercises are appended to the ordinary work of the college, but in the larger and deeper sense that all the class work, all of the students’ intellectual, emotional, and imaginative activities shall be permeated with the spirit and teaching of Christianity.”

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • #1 in the nation for student engagement, according to the Wall Street Journal 2017 rankings.
  • Named to the Best Colleges Lists of U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, and
  • New two-year vocational Pro-Tech program with farm operations and management and manufacturing engineering technology tracks
  • Students from 22 countries and 35 states attend Dordt College
  • Newly renovated science building and skywalk
  • 24 modern buildings on 150 acres of well-maintained Great Plains prairie
Student Profile
  • Male: 52%
  • Female: 48%
  • In-State Students: 38.7%
  • Out-of-State Students: 61.3%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 42
Most Popular Majors
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Tuition: $29,130
  • Room & Board: $8,730
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with demonstrated financial need: 78% 
  • Average financial aid package: $24,600
  • Percent need met (need-based aid): 54%
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 students: 61.8%
  • More than 50 students: 4.4%
  • Full-time faculty: 84
  • Full time faculty with PhD/terminal degree: 77%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NAIA Division II, Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
  • Students participating in athletics: 30.1% 
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student clubs/organizations: 34
  • 75% of students participate

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