Tabor College recognized as top school by U.S. News

September 12, 2012

Categories: General News

Tabor College has once again earned a national, Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group, being ranked 42nd in the division of regional colleges in the Midwest. This is up from the 45th position in the previous year’s report and the ninth consecutive year that Tabor College has been ranked.

Dr. Jules Glanzer, Tabor College president expressed his gratitude and excitement with the announcement. “Tabor College continues our commitment to provide an outstanding educational opportunity for students. It is not without continued pursuit of excellence from our highly qualified faculty that we continue to provide students the environment which they can receive a first-class, Christ-centered education.”

Dr. Frank Johnson, vice president of academic affairs noted that the Tabor’s emphasis on students was recognized in the ranking. “With the outstanding faculty to student ratio, we can focus on the needs of the whole student, providing them with an excellent college experience. Our faculty members challenge our students to learn and to grow by modeling academic excellence.”

The latest edition of the Best Colleges guidebook will be available on newsstands September 18. The annual listing provides insight as to how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. To view the complete report, go to

This announcement comes on the heels of being included in the Washington Monthly rankings of baccalaureate colleges where Tabor was listed rated 51st nationally! The Washington Monthly ranking included factors of consideration of social mobility, research and service of students.