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Dordt College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Sioux Center, IA

Dordt College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,376

Average annual cost of attendance: $22,430

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $23,250

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

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Dordt College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $22,710

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $20,771

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $20,167

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,237

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $25,042


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Dordt College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Dordt College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 69%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $41,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 71%

Dordt College Admissions

Dordt College Acceptance Rate: 72%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 470 to 600

SAT Critical Reading: 450 to 600

SAT Writing: 470 to 620

ACT English: 20 to 28

ACT Math: 21 to 27

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Dordt College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Dordt College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 23%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 60%

Typical student debt: $23,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $247

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Majors at Dordt College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Dordt College:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 10%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 2%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 21%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 3%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 17%
  • Engineering – 10%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 7%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 7%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 3%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 1%
  • Theology and Religious Vocations – 2%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Dordt College, visit their website.

Dordt College Diversity


Overall Composition at Dordt College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Dordt College full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Dordt College part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Dordt College:  2%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1%

Black: 2%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 2%

White: 82%

Dordt College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.