Dordt University

Dordt University

REGIONAL—Dordt University is the top-ranked university in Iowa and the third best regional college in the Midwest, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Northwestern College in Orange City is ranked sixth among 70 Midwestern regional colleges.

The rankings are based on key measures of quality such as outcomes (freshman retention and graduation rate), faculty resources (including class size, the percentage of faculty with the top academic degree, student-faculty ratio and compensation), expert opinion, student excellence, financial resources and alumni giving.