Tabor College announces a new student enrollment of 237 for the Fall of 2020, up 34% in freshmen, and an overall increase of 23% in the entering class, including transfers. The largest freshmen class in the history of the school accounts for 171 of the 237 new students. Not only is this the largest number of new students in the history of Tabor, but the mean grade point average for both freshmen and transfers is up over last year. “I attribute the success of the 2020 recruiting class to God and his wonderful provision, but also to the diligent work by recruiters, coaches, faculty, staff & our constituents,” noted Grant Myers, dean of enrollment.
Of particular interest, is the fact that this year’s freshmen class has 31 students from Mennonite Brethren Churches across the United States representing the Southern, Central, Pacific and Latin American Districts. “The significant increase in the number of students who attend MB churches is a result of effective scholarship programs, the hard work of our admissions recruiters and God’s favor,” commented Rusty Allen, Executive Vice-President for Operations. Allen added, “We could not be more excited to see how the increased number of students from MB churches will positively impact our campus culture.”
The overall traditional head count enrollment for Fall 2020 is 504 which represents a 1.8% increase from the Fall of 2019. Tabor’s Fall 2020 traditional students hail from 34 states and 14 countries. Tabor’s mission of preparing students for lives of learning, work and service for Christ and his Kingdom is one that continues to attract a wide range of students who have a passion for earning a degree, experiencing Christ-centered community, participating in extra-curricular activities and growing as Kingdom leaders.
With the initiation of a Kingdom Awareness and Real World Readiness approach to the college experience, Tabor College leaders believe they are positioned for equipping students to go into numerous vocations and bring more of Heaven to Earth. Allen commented further, “We believe the Tabor Promise and the Tabor Advantage appeal to students and their families. We believe God is partnering with us and consider the stewardship of our students to be an honor and a privilege.”