Tabor sets enrollment record this fall

Tabor College reported the largest enrollment in school history this week at 770 students for the 2017 fall semester.

“I am thrilled and humbled to see that we have a record enrollment at Tabor this year,” said Jules Glanzer, Tabor president. “An accomplishment like this takes team effort.”

The total headcount, including the Hillsboro campus and online students, has increased 43 students from last year’s fall semester.

In addition to the increase at the Hillsboro campus, the college works with local high school students to allow them dual credit opportunities, the number has jumped and Tabor now has the largest headcount in school history.

“The hard work of our admission staff, coaches, faculty, administration and student life staff resulted in a large incoming class, excellent retention, and an increase in dual-credit students,” Glanzer said. “My thanks to everyone who helped make this year a record-breaking year for enrollment.”

New campus opportunities and growth are catching the attention of students.

“Better recruitment is getting students to come to this campus, and with improvements on campus, recruitment is growing,” said Scott Franz, registrar.

With more first-time freshman this year, this growing number is promising for continued growth in the future.

“It is an absolute privilege and delight to welcome a record number of students,” said Frank Johnson, vice president of academic affairs.

“The fact that they and their families have entrusted us with the opportunity to speak into their lives through rigorous academic programs, faith formation and a host of other ways, is humbling.”