background

overall methodology

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.

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engagement methodology

The engagement category measures if the college or university effectively engages with its students.

In summary...

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.

what constituents have to say

All content on this site pertaining to the background, methodology, and specific information about the rankings was taken from:

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • The student recommendation is based on a question from the student survey: “If a friend or family member were considering going to university, based on your experience, how likely or unlikely are you to recommend your college or university to them?”
  • A student’s opportunity to interact with others to support learning was based on the responses to two questions: To what extent did the student have the opportunity to interact with faculty and teachers? To what extent does the college provide opportunities for collaborative learning?
  • While the other three components of the engagement pillar were drawn from the student survey, the source of this metric is IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) which is run by the U.S. government. The number of different subjects taught was calculated in an effort to demonstrate the likelihood of getting a rounded education.