Two Area Four-Year Colleges Receive Top Ratings

Northwest Iowa — Dordt University and Northwestern College are being recognized by U.S. News & World Report for being rated as some of the best colleges in the Midwest.

Dordt is ranked as one of the best colleges in the state, and is tied for the fourth-best regional Midwest college. Northwestern is also being recognized as a top college in the state and is ranked sixth-best regional Midwest college.

Dordt is also widely recognized as being one of the best cost-effective colleges in the state, with its low tuition and the outstanding quality of the academic programs it offers.

“Every day, Dordt faculty seek to provide our students with an excellent Christ-centered education,” says Dr. Erik Hoekstra, president of Dordt University. “To be named one of the top Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report is an honor, but the greatest honor is that we get to serve the Lord by educating and equipping our students toward Christ-centered renewal and to serve as effective citizens of Christ’s kingdom.”

Northwestern and Dordt are also ranked among the top in the Social Mobility list. Schools named to the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” list are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students who’ve been awarded Pell Grants.

“We are always pleased when Northwestern’s standout education is affirmed by rankings and our peer institutions,” says Greg Christy, Northwestern College’s president. “Our latest U.S. News ranking joins strong rankings from organizations like Money magazine and College Consensus. These ranking, as well as top scores by our students on actuarial, CPA, MCAT, and nursing exam, add external validation to the praises we consistently hear from alumni and students about the strength of the Northwestern experience. They affirm the excellence of our faculty as they prepare students to lead lives of significance.”

For a full look at the ranking of these schools, click here.

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