Tabor College reports record retention

Bests previous record of 92 percent set in spring 2021 and Tabor's 10-year retention average of 88 percent


Tabor College reports a record retention rate, with 94 percent of undergraduate students returning to campus for the spring 2023 semester. This bests the previous record of 92 percent set in spring 2021, as well as Tabor’s 10-year retention average of 88 percent.

“This is a significant accomplishment by the entire campus community for Tabor’s growth and sustainability,” says President David Janzen. “We have a great culture on campus this year. Our students are engaged and thriving as demonstrated in campus interactions and now also reflected in these outstanding retention numbers.”

This reflects the work done by Student Life and Student Success Director Daniel Krebs and his staff.

“What a fantastic achievement,” says Frank Johnson, executive vice president of academics and compliance. “I am so proud of everyone who works unbelievably hard on retention—and it truly takes all of us. What a joy to work with such colleagues and together serve our students. It is our mission in action.”

The total enrollment for the spring semester is 613, including 460 students on the Hillsboro campus, 69 in dual-credit classes and two online undergraduates. There are 82 students in blossoming graduate programs. Both the M.B.A. and M.Ed. continue to thrive alongside diverse programming and the addition of a spring cohort for the M.Ed. A total of 637 students enrolled for the fall 2022 semester, compared to 688 in fall 2021.


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