Dordt University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,000
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,375
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.321%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.7%
1,476 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,861
79.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.5%
260 Graduates

About

Dordt University is a higher education institution located in Sioux County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dordt University were Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (19 degrees), and Registered Nursing (17 degrees).

In 2022, 438 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dordt University. 50.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (378 degrees), 54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dordt University is $34,000, which is $5,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dordt University is $34,000, which is $5,670 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,375.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Dordt University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dordt University was $34,000. The cost of tuition at Dordt University is $5,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$27,375
2022 Value
2.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dordt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,375. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dordt University grew by 2.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,005
Room and Board
$1,030
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dordt University was of $11,005 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,030. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Dordt University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.321%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dordt University was 0.321%, which represents 1 out of the 312 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Dordt University received 1,476 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.46% annual growth. Out of those 1,476 applicants, 1,294 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,861 students enrolled at Dordt University in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dordt University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,294
Accepted Out of 1,476

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dordt University was 87.7% (1,294 admissions from 1,476 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.46%, while admissions grew by 10.8%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
77
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Dordt University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dordt University had a total enrollment of 1,861 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dordt University is 1,482 students and the part-time enrollment is 379. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Dordt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dordt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 2.47% Hispanic or Latino, 1.56% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0537% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dordt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (39.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (78.3%), followed by White Male (8.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dordt University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,861 students. The full-time enrollment at Dordt University is 1,482 and the part-time enrollment is 379. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Dordt University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dordt University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Dordt University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,486 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    46 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    29 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dordt University is 79.8% White, 2.47% Hispanic or Latino, 1.56% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.752% Black or African American, 0.161% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0537% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 77 students (4.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Dordt University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dordt University is white (378 degrees awarded). There were 54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dordt University is Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (19 degrees) and Registered Nursing (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dordt University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (152 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), and Engineering (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dordt University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,689,928 people), Secondary school teachers (553,077 people), Other managers (472,094 people), Software developers (454,687 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (348,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt University in 2022 are Education (152 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Engineering (34 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dordt University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Dordt University are Education (152 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Engineering (34 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dordt University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,072,163 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (563,794 people), Computer Systems Design (546,371 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,095 people), and Construction (359,068 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt University are Education (152 degrees awarded), History (8 degrees), Engineering (34 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dordt University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dordt University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

217
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
221
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt University, which is 0.982 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (221).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.88 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 61% of students graduating from Dordt University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dordt University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.769% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    378 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dordt University is white (378 degrees awarded). There were 54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    198 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    180 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dordt University is white female (198 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (180 degrees).

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Operations

Dordt University has an endowment valued at nearly $59.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Dordt University had a total salary expenditure of 48.3M. Dordt University employs 46 Professors, 20 Associate professors and 18 Instructors. Most academics at Dordt University are Male Professor (34), Male Associate professor (14), and Female Professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Endowment

$59.1M
2022 Endowment
12.7%
decline from 2021

Dordt University has an endowment valued at about $59.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dordt University declined 12.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.87M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.5M
2022 Salaries
1.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Dordt University paid a median of $19.5M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($48.3M) and a 1.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.9M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dordt University paid a total of $6.9M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
46 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dordt University were Professor with 46 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Instructor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees, Management with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dordt University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dordt University.

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