Enrollment for Tabor College?s 2015 fall semester is 729 students, which includes a 35 percent increase in graduate students.
Undergraduate enrollment includes 561 students in Hillsboro and 126 students at Tabor College in Wichita, as well as 42 graduate students.
Of the 561 undergraduates in Hillsboro, 150 are first-time freshman and 54 are transfer students for a total of 204 new students this year. Eleven local high school students are also taking classes.
?One of the great joys of serving at Tabor is seeing the students that God brings our way to influence and shape to be world changers,? Tabor College President Jules Glanzer said. ?I am impressed with the quality and character of this year?s class.?
Rusty Allen, vice president of enrollment management, said, ?It is always a privilege to be a part of the hard work that goes into recruiting students. I especially appreciate the enrollment management staff and our coaches as they put a lot of time and energy into bringing new students to Tabor College.?
Two years ago, Tabor College in Wichita had 11 students enrolled in graduate programs. This fall, TCW has 42 graduate students for an increased enrollment of 35 percent from a year ago.
?The increased enrollment numbers are a validation of the hard work done by the faculty members to constantly update our programs in response to the needs of both employers and students,? said Brett Andrews, TCW vice president.
Online enrollment, for programs offered via the Internet, has helped boost enrollment numbers, too.
?Our online programs have been expanded in response to our student body?s desire for more flexibility in course delivery,? Andrews said. ?These new online degree programs offer students just that.?
Glanzer added: ?It is good to see our graduate programs becoming more attractive. We are excited to have more students taking advantage of an online education.?