The ranking’s overall methodology explores four key areas: resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment. Dordt finished first in the nation in the area of engagement.
Is the college providing a learning environment for all students? Does it make efforts to attract a diverse student body and faculty? The environment area represents 10 percent of the overall ranking. This looks at:
Does the college generate good and appropriate outputs? Does it add value to the students who attend? The outcomes area represents 40 percent of the overall ranking. This looks at:
Does the college have the capacity to effectively deliver teaching? The resources area represents 30 percent of the overall ranking. This looks at:
The engagement category measures if the college or university effectively engages with its students.
When measuring student engagement in 968 colleges and universities across the country, Dordt finished at the very top.
In fact, Dordt has finished in the top spot for student engagement all three years that the rankings have been conducted.
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