Dordt College News

Dordt College Receives Top Ten Ranking

August 20, 2004

Dordt College has been ranked 8th among a field of 108 comprehensive colleges through the Midwest, according to U. S. News and World Report’s 2005 ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Last year, Dordt College ranked 13th out of 109 colleges.

“The rankings help to confirm our standing among other colleges in the region,” says Dr. Carl E. Zylstra, president of Dordt College. “We are and will remain distinctively Christian, and are grateful for this recognition of our increasingly distinguished reputation among colleges in the Midwest.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on careful analysis of a school’s academic reputation, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving rate.

Dordt College has consistently ranked high in the U.S. News listings, being noted in one or more categories for 12 years running. The Comprehensive Colleges category, of which Dordt College is a part, includes institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in both the liberal arts and in professional fields such as business, nursing and education.

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