Dordt University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,210
2.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,570
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.5%
1,426 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,547
85.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.2%
248 Graduates

About

Dordt University is a higher education institution located in Sioux County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dordt University were Elementary Education & Teaching (58 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (21 degrees), and General Finance (18 degrees).

In 2019, 437 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dordt University. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (385 degrees), 64.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dordt University is $31,210, which is $3,930 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dordt University is $31,210, which is $3,930 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,570.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,210
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dordt University was $31,210. The cost of tuition at Dordt University is $3,930 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$26,570
2019 Value
1.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dordt University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,570. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dordt University grew by 1.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,070
Room and Board
$1,140
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dordt University was of $10,070 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,140. The cost of room and board increased by 4.51% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Dordt University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 26.6% with respect to 2018, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Dordt University received 1,426 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.89% annual growth. Out of those 1,426 applicants, 1,076 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,547 students enrolled at Dordt University in 2019, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dordt University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,076
Accepted Out of 1,426

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dordt University was 75.5% (1,076 admissions from 1,426 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.89%, while admissions grew by 6.11%.

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage
59
Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Dordt University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dordt University has a total enrollment of 1,547 students. The full-time enrollment at Dordt University is 1,322 students and the part-time enrollment is 225. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Dordt University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dordt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.8% White, 2.59% Hispanic or Latino, 1.16% Black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.905% Two or More Races, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dordt University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.7%), followed by White Female (37.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dordt University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,547 students. The full-time enrollment at Dordt University is 1,322 and the part-time enrollment is 225. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Dordt University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Dordt University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,266
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40
  3. Black or African American
    18

The enrolled student population at Dordt University is 81.8% White, 2.59% Hispanic or Latino, 1.16% Black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.905% Two or More Races, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 59 students (3.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 13 more women than men received degrees from Dordt University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dordt University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 64.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dordt University is Elementary Education & Teaching (58 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (21 degrees) and General Finance (18 degrees).

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 Agriculture (41 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (12 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,493,544 people), Secondary school teachers (533,954 people), Education administrators (267,243 people), Special education teachers (206,122 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (189,260 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt University are Agriculture (41 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and History (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 University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dordt University are Agriculture (41 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and History (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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,799,411 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,866 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,714 people), Legal services (103,525 people), and Child day care services (100,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Dordt University are Agriculture (41 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Language & Linguistics (12 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and History (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 University.
Most Common
  1. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dordt University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

212
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
225
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 212 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt University, which is 0.942 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (225).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Dordt University in General Finance, which is 5 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Dordt University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 8.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 57% of students graduating from Dordt University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dordt University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.21% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Dordt University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 64.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

1.37% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    208 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    177 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dordt University is white female (208 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (177 degrees).

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Operations

Dordt University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.75M (5.73%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Dordt University had a total salary expenditure of $41.8M. Dordt University employs 38 Professors, 27 Associate professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Dordt University are Male Professors (31), Male Associate professors(20), and Female Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.1M
2019 Endowment
8.9%
growth from 2018

Dordt University has an endowment valued at about $48.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dordt University grew 8.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.36M 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. $1.04M - Federal
  2. $335k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Dordt University received $1.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $335k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.6M
2019 Salaries
6.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Dordt University paid a median of $17.6M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($41.8M) and a 6.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.07% growth from 2017 and a 4.05% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.73M
Instructional Salaries
88
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dordt University paid a total of $5.73M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) 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
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dordt University were Professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dordt University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dordt University was Male Professor with 31 employees, Male Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 7 employees.

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