Tabor receives national recognition in college rankings

Students standing in front of Lohrenz buildingTabor College was featured in the new and expanded U.S. News Best Colleges 2020 rankings that were released to the public Sept. 9.

Tabor was ranked in three categories: No. 6 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” No. 24 for “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” and ranked No. 49 among the 88 schools in the Regional Colleges Midwest.

“Social Mobility,” a new category this year, recognized how well colleges serve low-income students.

“Being recognized for the 16th year in a row by U.S. News as a top-tier school is an honor,” President Jules Glanzer said. “Their added categories this year recognizing Tabor as the sixth-best school in undergrad teaching, and that we do well in helping underprivileged students succeed is further evidence of the quality of a Tabor education.”

Frank Johnson, executive vice president of academics and compliance, said the high ranking reflects the commitment of Tabor’s faculty. “Students have as good an opportunity to learn and be world changers at Tabor as anywhere, and leverage our new promise/advantage language,” he said. “It’s the basis of the Tabor Advantage.”

The same week, Washington Monthly released its annual college rankings. The publication ranked Tabor No. 38 among Midwest colleges for, “2019 Best Bang for the Buck.”

“The recognition by the Washington Monthly is especially gratifying because they measure the success of fulfilling our mission,” Glanzer said. “Their ranking, which measures Tabor’s contribution to making society a better place, affirms that Tabor is staying true to our mission.”

Glanzer added, “It always is good to see external sources affirm the good work of our faculty and staff.”