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Dordt named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes.com

August 12, 2010

Dordt College has been named one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes.com. In the list released Thursday, Dordt College was ranked 340th overall and seventh in the state of Iowa.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are more than 4,000 college campuses in the United States. Forbes.com ranked only the top 15 percent of all undergraduate institutions, and Dordt’s ranking puts it in the top 8.5 percent.

“It is always gratifying to realize that out of the thousands of colleges and universities in the United States, our students rank us well within the top 10 percent,” said Dordt College President Carl E. Zylstra. “We will continue to do our best to live up to the confidence they have placed in us.”

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, in conjunction with Forbes, compiled its college rankings using five general categories: student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards from outside sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, RateMyProfessor.com and Payscale.com.

The rankings are determined by weighing and comparing each college’s results in the five categories. This is the third year for the Forbes.com rankings.

On its 2010 list, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dordt College as fourth on the Midwest region’s Best Baccalaureate Colleges list and eighth on the Midwest region list for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” The 2011 results are scheduled to be released the week of August 16.

Recently, the Princeton Review also named Dordt College as one of the best colleges in the Midwest.

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