Tabor College

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400 S. Jefferson

Hillsboro, KS 67063

Phone: (620) 947-3121
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#50 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Tabor College is a private institution that was founded in 1908. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 760, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 86 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tabor College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 50. Its tuition and fees are $22,730 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Tabor College is a Christian Liberal Arts college dedicated to preparing people for a life of learning, work, and service. The College aspires to be a college of choice for students who want an academically excellent, life-transforming, globally relevant, and decidedly Christian education. The school is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, part of the Anabaptist Evangelical stream of Protestant Christianity, and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. The main residential campus is located in Hillsboro, Kansas with a second campus in Wichita, Kansas, which houses the School of Adult and Graduate Studies. Most residential students are involved in athletics, theater, music, clubs, ministry and service organizations. Graduates receive both a liberal arts education and professional vocational preparation. Students have opportunities for multiple intercultural and international experiences during January Interterm. Tabor was the first private college in Kansas to become part of the Academic Quality Improvement Project of the Higher Learning Commission, Tabor's regional accrediting body.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1908
Religious affiliation Mennonite Brethren
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $6,055,128


When applying to Tabor College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Tabor College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 85 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 85.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Tabor College is 15:1, and the school has 53.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tabor College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 39%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 21%
Education 18%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%

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Student Life

Tabor College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 760, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. Tabor College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 768
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Tabor College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Tabor College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tabor College, 72 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Tabor College.

Students who have cars on campus 72%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Tabor College, 85.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,423.

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Tuition and fees $22,730 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,370 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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