Tabor sets spring enrollment record
An all-time record number of students enrolled for a spring semester have been set at Tabor College.
According to registrar Deanne Duerksen, 621 students are enrolled on the Hillsboro and Wichita campuses, compared to 590 students last spring.
Overall, enrollment at the college grew nearly 4 percent from the 2009 spring semester to the 2010 spring semester.
The full-time equivalency on the Hillsboro campus is 464 students this spring, compared to 451 last year. The full-time equivalency of students enrolled in courses at the School for Adult and Graduate Studies in Wichita is 80, compared to 78 students last year.
Setting records has become the norm for the college, when a record 640 students enrolled this past fall, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous year.
The record-setting spring enrollment was bolstered by a concurrent increase in student retention. According to Amy Kjellin, director of student success, retention from last fall to this spring was about 91 percent. The college retained 85 percent of the freshmen who enrolled last fall, up from 81 percent a year ago.
Last modified March 10, 2010