Tabor College fall enrollment holds steady at 727

Tabor College enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 727 students. This number includes 670 undergraduate students at Hillsboro and Wichita campuses.

Graduate programs are up 35 percent for the second year in a row with an enrollment of 57 students. The largest increase in graduate students comes from the addition of the master of science in nursing program last year.

The new nursing program has 15 students enrolled while the ministry entrepreneurship and innovation program is up four students from a year ago.

“The addition of the nursing program and changes to the MEI program have helped attract new students as well as move undergraduates into graduate programs,” said Tom Shaw, vice president and dean of adult and graduate studies.

“Our team puts an emphasis on student success and part of that is creating opportunities for students to continue education through our graduate programs.”

Rusty Allen, vice president of enrollment management, said customer service is a priority for Tabor’s enrollment staff.

“At a time when small, Christian colleges are facing many challenges, I am pleased to see that we were able to remain consistent in enrollment,” Allen said. “Our enrollment staff and coaches put in countless hours to recruit students. They are to be commended for their efforts to help us meet our goal.”

Of the 544 undergraduates in Hillsboro, 136 are first-time freshman and 65 are transfer students for a total of 201 new students. Eighteen local high school students are also taking classes.

One year ago, Tabor’s enrollment for the fall semester was 729 students, which included a 35 percent increase in graduate students.

Undergraduate enrollment included 561 students in Hillsboro and 126 students at Tabor College in Wichita, as well as 42 graduate students.

“The faculty and staff at Tabor are always excited to see another year begin,” said Jules Glazer, Tabor College president.

“We look forward to the seeing what God does in the lives of the students on our campuses. Whether in Hillsboro, Wichita or online, we aspire to nurture students as they seek out their place in the world.”

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