Tabor College

Tabor College

Tabor College, which was established in 1908, was founded by the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren members. The main campus is located in Hillsboro, Kansas, but the collge also operates a branch in Wichita, Kansas.

Tabor College offers undergraduate degree programs in education, social science, natural and mathematical sciences, applied arts, and humanities. There are also a number of adult and graduate studies programs, and pre-professional courses.

The athletics department of Tabor College fields teams in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track, cross country, volleyball, and softball. The men's teams are nicknamed the Bluejays, while the women's teams are known as the Lady Jays. Tabor College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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Tabor College
400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro , KS 67063-1799
General Phone: (620) 947-3121

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Tabor College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management36business management, accounting and finance, accounting and management, organizational behavior, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine23various nursing
Education and Teaching17education, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, teacher aide
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, Christian studies, pre-ministerial studies, youth ministry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Liberal Arts6English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, international studies, social services, sociology, history
Design6graphic design
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Computer Science and Engineering5systems analyst, computer science
Media4communication studies, media studies, journalism, organizational communications
Family and Social Work3social work courses
Science3biology, biochemistry, natural sciences, chemistry
Music1music performance, piano
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts0acting
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural management

Number of programs and degrees for Tabor College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13445
Associate's degree04
Master's degree01

Tabor College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tabor College had a total enrollment of 574 students (546 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 34%
22-24 12%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota2%
South Dakota1%

Tabor College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Tabor College Room and Board (2007)

Tabor College offers campus housing for 495 of its 546 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hillsboro, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Tabor College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Tabor College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,710
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,710
Room and board $ 6,570
Room charge $ 2,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,670
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 5,001

Financial Aid:
Tabor College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 194600)

Tabor College Faculty

Tabor College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$41,2322*
Associate professoracademic year4$36,0125$34,972
Assistant professoracademic year8$32,7105$31,204
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year19$36,54514$33,197

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tabor College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7815

Tabor College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Family And Social Work
Social Work, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Organizational Communication, General

Music Performance, General
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Tabor College Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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