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About Tabor

Tabor College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Hillsboro, Kansas. Tabor was founded in 1908 and now enrolls around 639 students a year, including 574 undergrads. Tabor provides on-campus housing for up to 595 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Tabor! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Tabor's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Tabor students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Tabor, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Tabor has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Tabor on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Tabor on the Student Life page.

2021 Tabor Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%
Tuition $28,400

Is Tabor a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what Tabor offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

2020 Acceptance Rate for Tabor College

It is moderately difficult to get into Tabor. The acceptance rate at Tabor is 56%. Last year, 812 students applied to Tabor and 454 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tabor

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 60% of students who start at Tabor return for their second year of college. Tabor's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 44%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Tabor Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tabor's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Tabor's endowment was valued at $11 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Tabor spends about $6,042 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tabor

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Tabor meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Tabor full-time are awarded $24,094 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,126 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Tabor. Based on this information, how does Tabor sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Tabor a good school for you?

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Where is Tabor College Located?

Tabor is located in the small town setting of Hillsboro, Kansas, less than an hour from Wichita.

If you want to see Tabor for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 135 to Hillsboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tabor and Hillsboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

400 South Jefferson Hillsboro, KS 67063

Campus Setting: Small Town

Tabor Application Deadline

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Tabor ACT Scores


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930 - 1100


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470 - 570


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Wondering what life at Tabor is like? There are approximately 639 students enrolled at Tabor, including 574 undergraduate students and 65 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 46% percent are from KS and 54% percent of students are from other states.


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