Dordt University

Dordt University
700 7th Street NE
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250
Year Founded: 1955
President: Dr. Erik Hoekstra
Enrollment: 1,548
Dordt University

Dordt University is an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective. Our mission 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:

We strive to fulfill our Founders Vision: “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
  • Ranked #1 in the nation for student engagement for four years in a row, according to the Wall Street Journal rankings.
  • Ranked top university in Iowa by U.S. News and World Report, third best regional college in the Midwest, and tied for second on "Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest," according to the 2020 rankings
  • Two-year vocational Pro-Tech program in farm operations and management or manufacturing technology, which include paid internship and hands-on learning
  • Students from 24 countries and 38 states attend Dordt University
  • New facilities include science classrooms, a nursing lab and simulations rooms, a theatre building, and an agriculture building
  • 99% career outcome rate
  • Dordt offers a Master of Education, Master of Social Work, and Master of Public Administration program
Student Profile
  • Male: 53.8%
  • Female: 46.2%
  • Out-of-State Students: 58.3%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 40+         
Most Popular Majors
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Tuition: $31,770         
  • Room & Board: $10,470         
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with demonstrated financial need: 77% 
  • Average financial aid package: $28,605        
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 12 to 1
  • Average class size: 19
  • Full-time faculty: 96
  • Full time faculty with PhD/terminal degree: 71%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NAIA Division II, Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
  • Students participating in athletics: 34.9%        
Co-curricular Activities
  • Average chapel attendance is 700 students.
  • Two theatre mainstage shows per year
  • 20.8% of students participate in music
  • 75% of students participate in student organizations, clubs, and intramurals

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