(Sioux Center) — As of today, May 13th, 2019, Dordt College is now officially known as Dordt University. The announcement of the name change was made a year ago. Brandon Huisman is the Vice President of Enrollment for Dordt University. He says there are three primary reasons for the name change.
Huisman says Dordt has expanded its various graduate Master’s programs, which is another reason for changing the name from Dordt College to Dordt University.
Another reason to change the name of the higher education school, is because Huisman says international students, which comprise of nearly 11 percent of the enrollment, relates to the word “university” better than the word “college.”
Huisman admits the name change from Dordt College to Dordt University will be expensive as signs, business cards, letter head, stationary, brochures, pamphlets, media logos, and much more will all have to be updated. He says, fortunately, the money allocated to finance the changes will not be a part of the student’s tuition, but rather a special fund had been started to absorb most of the expenses.
Dordt University has an enrollment of around 1600 students.