Dordt College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,480
2.97% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$25,688
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
72.1%
1,443 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,533
87.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
64.2%
235 Graduates

About

Dordt College is a higher education institution located in Sioux County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dordt College were Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (21 degrees), and General Business (19 degrees).

In 2017, 430 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dordt College. 46.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (362 degrees), 24.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dordt College is $29,480, which is $4,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dordt College is $29,480, which is $4,286 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,688.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,480
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dordt College was $29,480. The cost of tuition at Dordt College is $4,286 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$25,688
2017 Value
6.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dordt College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,688. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dordt College grew by 6.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,230
Room and Board
$1,140
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dordt College was of $9,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,140. The cost of room and board increased by 4.29% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.54% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Dordt College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Dordt College received 1,443 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.5% annual decline. Out of those 1,443 applicants, 1,040 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,533 students enrolled at Dordt College in 2017, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dordt College has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,040
Accepted Out of 1,443

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dordt College was 72.1% (1,040 admissions from 1,443 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.5%, while admissions declined by -2.44%.

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage
61
Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Dordt College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dordt College has a total enrollment of 1,533 students. The full-time enrollment at Dordt College is 1,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Dordt College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dordt College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.1% White, 2.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Black or African American, 0.978% Two or More Races, 0.783% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0652% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dordt College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.6%), followed by White Female (40%) and Black or African American Male (1.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (50%), followed by White Female (50%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dordt College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,533 students. The full-time enrollment at Dordt College is 1,343 and the part-time enrollment is 190. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Dordt College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2017 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 College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dordt College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,258
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43
  3. Black or African American
    29

The enrolled student population at Dordt College is 82.1% White, 2.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Black or African American, 0.978% Two or More Races, 0.783% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0652% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 52 students (3.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 32 fewer women than men received degrees from Dordt College. The majority of degree recipients at Dordt College are white (362 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dordt College is Elementary Education & Teaching (46 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (21 degrees) and General Business (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dordt College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (44 degrees awarded), Education (106 degrees), and Communication Technologies (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dordt College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,888,021 people), Secondary school teachers (318,711 people), Education administrators (259,596 people), Other managers (134,700 people), and Postsecondary teachers (131,479 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt College are Agriculture (44 degrees awarded), Education (106 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dordt College are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Dordt College are Agriculture (44 degrees awarded), Education (106 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

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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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,755,794 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (281,997 people), Religious organizations (145,275 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (124,526 people), and Legal services (94,713 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt College are Agriculture (44 degrees awarded), Education (106 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dordt College.
Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dordt College was Elementary Education & Teaching with 46 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 231
  2. 199

In 2017, 231 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt College, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt College in Mechanical Engineering, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Dordt College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 8.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 61% of students graduating from Dordt College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dordt College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.83% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    362 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dordt College is white (362 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

3.49% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    195 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    167 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dordt College is white male (195 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (167 degrees).

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Operations

Dordt College has an endowment valued at nearly $41M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.06M (12.3%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Dordt College had a total salary expenditure of $39.6M. Dordt College employs 38 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 12 Instructors. Most academics at Dordt College are Male Professors (32), Male Associate professors(18), and Female Instructors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41M
2017 Endowment
15.8%
growth from 2016

Dordt College has an endowment valued at about $41M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dordt College grew 15.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.87M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $684k - Federal
  2. $324k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dordt College received $684k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $324k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2017 Salaries
4.05%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Dordt College paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($39.6M) and a 4.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.4% growth from 2015 and a 5.02% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.39M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2017, Dordt College paid a total of $5.39M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (34.4%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dordt College were Professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dordt College was Male Professor with 32 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dordt College.

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