Associated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College was founded in 1955 and welcomes all students who are interested in a biblical, Christ-centered education.
Dordt College takes its name from the historic Synod of Dordrecht, held in the Netherlands in 1618-1619. The Canons of Dort, one of the three major confessional statements of Reformed churches, came from that synod. The Canons of Dort were a response to statements made by the followers of Jacob Arminius, and emphasized the sovereignty of God through his electing grace.
Dordt College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a four-year bachelor-degree-granting institution. Our accreditation dates from 1971 with the most recent renewal in 2001. In 1994 the college also gained approval from HLC to offer a graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree. Dordt College also has accredited programs in nursing, education, social work, and engineering.