Tabor College
Lohrenz Building (2010)
Established1908; 114 years ago (1908)
Religious affiliation
Mennonite Brethren Church
PresidentDavid S. Janzen[1]
Academic staff
Students766 (2014)
400 South Jefferson
Hillsboro, Kansas 67063
United States[2]

38°20′55″N 97°11′59″W / 38.348522°N 97.199768°W / 38.348522; -97.199768Coordinates: 38°20′55″N 97°11′59″W / 38.348522°N 97.199768°W / 38.348522; -97.199768
CampusRural, 220 acres (89 ha)
ColorsBlue & Gold[3]
Sporting affiliations
Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, 2007
Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, 2007
Natural Science Center, 2007
Natural Science Center, 2007

Tabor College is a private Mennonite liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas, United States. Tabor is currently owned and operated by the Mennonite Brethren Church and adheres to Anabaptist doctrine.[4] There were 594 students enrolled at the Tabor College Hillsboro campus for the Fall 2014 semester. Total enrollment, including the Tabor College School of Adult and Graduate Studies in Wichita was 766.[5]


In 1908, Tabor College was founded by the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Christian churches.[6]

In 1961, Reimer Stadium was built on the south side of Tabor College campus and named after former athletic director Del Reimer. In 2008, the old stadium was demolished then replaced by Joel Wiens Stadium in 2009, which was a joint venture between Tabor College and Hillsboro USD 410. The new 3,000-seat stadium includes new artificial football and soccer turf, synthetic track and a throwing area for field events, new bleachers on the home side, a new press box, and new concession stand and restroom facilities. The team locker rooms and athletic offices were also constructed at the north end of the stadium at college expense.[7]

On March 1, 2019, it was announced that Tabor plans to relocate their online programs from Wichita to the Hillsboro campus.[8]


Tabor's main campus is situated in Hillsboro, Kansas, located approximately 50 miles north of Wichita, Kansas.

Organization and administration

Tabor is owned and operated by the Mennonite Brethren Church.


Main article: Tabor Bluejays

Tabor College teams are known as the Bluejays. The college participate in 14 sports including football, men's/women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's/women's cross country, men's/women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's/women's tennis, and men's/women's track and field. Tabor is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) which is part of the NAIA.

Notable people


See also


  1. ^ "Janzen inaugurated as president of Tabor College". October 2021.
  2. ^ GNIS for Tabor College; USGS; August 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Style Guide (PDF). 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  4. ^ "History". Tabor College. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  5. ^ "It's official: Tabor enrollment sets another record this fall". Hillsboro Free Press. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  6. ^ Tabor College History
  7. ^ Tabor College and USD 410 Break Ground for New Athletics Facility;; November 17, 2008.
  8. ^ TC board meeting: Hard decisions, hopeful future; March 1, 2019; Tabor College.
  9. ^ Kansas Legislators Past & Present Archived 2010-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Glanzer Announces Candidacy for Re-Election". Performance Radio Inc. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-03-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Database Football NFL Players who attended Tabor College
  13. ^ Cook, Terry (1997), "What is Past is Prologue: A History of Archival Ideas Since 1898, and the Future Paradigm Shift", Archivaria, 43: 17–63, retrieved 2013-07-16