Tabor receives Tier 1 ranking by ?Best Colleges? for 8th year

Tabor College has again earned a national, Tier 1 ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group.

The college is ranked 45th in the division of regional colleges in the Midwest. This is the eighth consecutive year Tabor has been recognized.

Jules Glanzer, Tabor president, was pleased with the designation. ?Tabor College continues our commitment to provide an outstanding educational opportunity for students,? he said. ?It is not without continued pursuit of excellence from our highly qualified faculty that we continue to provide students the environment in which they can receive a first-class, Christ-centered education.?

Frank Johnson, vice president of academic affairs, said Tabor?s emphasis on students was recognized in the ranking.

?With the outstanding faculty-to-student ratio, we can focus on the needs of the whole student, providing them with an excellent college experience,? Johnson said. ?Our faculty members challenge our students to learn and to grow by modeling academic excellence.?

The latest edition of the Best Colleges guidebook will be available on newsstands Sept. 20. It provides insight as to how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare based on 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Among the many factors considered are peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

To view the complete report, go to colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.

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