Dordt ranks ninth in "2021 Best Colleges Ranking"

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Dordt ranked ninth by Washington Monthly

Dordt University has been ranked ninth by Washington Monthly on their “2021 Bachelor’s Colleges Ranking” and ninth on their “2021 Best Bang for the Buck Midwest” ranking.

According to Washington Monthly, the Bachelor’s Colleges Ranking queue four year institutions “based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.” For the Best Bang for the Buck Ranking: Midwest, institutions are “ranked according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

“It is encouraging to be recognized by a publication such as Washington Monthly. Dordt’s faculty and staff serve our students well and our collective aim is to develop effective kingdom citizens to serve Christ throughout the world,” says Brandon Huisman, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “For example, we strive to provide students with excellent financial aid options; 95.7 percent of our graduates complete their degree in four years compared to a national average of five years; and our alumni have a low student loan default rate—they’re able to pay back loans as they understand the dignity of work and are able to land good jobs.”

The Princeton Review named Dordt to their 2022 “Best Midwestern” colleges list, which consists of schools they “consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.”

Dordt is one of 158 institutions in the Midwest to receive this honor.

“We are thankful that national publications such as Washington Monthly, Princeton Review, and The Wall Street Journal recognize that Dordt University is a special place, a place that seeks to serve and prepare students to live out our mission,” says Huisman. “We seek to help students and alumni work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of life.”

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report,, The Wall Street JournalWashington Monthly, and Princeton Review. To learn more, visit