Updating programs credited with attracting new students
Tabor College press release
Enrollment for Tabor College’s 2015 fall semester is 729 students, which includes a 35 percent increase in graduate students. Tabor College is the Mennonite Brethren four-year liberal arts college located in Hillsboro, Kan., with a second campus in Wichita, Kan.
Two years ago, Tabor College Wichita had 11 students enrolled in graduate programs. This fall, TCW has 42 graduate students.
“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,” says Brett Andrews, vice president of Tabor College Wichita.
Online enrollment for programs offered via the Internet has also helped boost graduate enrollment numbers.
“Our online programs have been expanded in response to our student body’s desire for more flexibility in course delivery,” says Andrews. “These new online degree programs offer students just that.”
Tabor College President Jules Glanzer says, “It is good to see our graduate programs becoming more attractive. We are excited to have more students taking advantage of an online education.”
Undergraduate enrollment includes 561 students in Hillsboro and 126 students at Tabor College Wichita. The 2015 undergraduate enrollment is down from 2014, according to the college’s fall 2014 report when 594 undergraduate students attended the Hillsboro campus and 141 undergraduate students were enrolled in Wichita.
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,” says Glanzer. “I am impressed with the quality and character of this year’s class."
Rusty Allen, vice president of Enrollment Management, says, “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. I believe God has once again honored our efforts and I look forward to seeing students grow during the coming year," says Allen.