Tabor College
TypePrivate college
Established1908; 116 years ago (1908)
Religious affiliation
U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
PresidentDavid S. Janzen[1]
Academic staff
Students766 (2014)
Location, ,
United States

38°20′55″N 97°11′59″W / 38.348522°N 97.199768°W / 38.348522; -97.199768
CampusRural, 220 acres (89 ha)
ColorsBlue and gold[2]
Sporting affiliations
Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, 2007
Natural Science Center, 2007

Tabor College is a private Mennonite college in Hillsboro, Kansas. It is owned and operated by the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and adheres to Anabaptist doctrine.[3] 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.[4]


In 1908, Tabor College was founded by the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Christian churches.[5]

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.[6]

On March 1, 2019, it was announced that Tabor plans to relocate their online programs from Wichita to the Hillsboro campus.[7]


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

The Tabor athletic teams are called the Bluejays. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) since the 1968–69 academic year.

Tabor competes in 20 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field (indoor and outdoor); while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball; and co-ed sports include cheerleading.

Notable people


See also


  1. ^ "Janzen inaugurated as president of Tabor College". October 2021.
  2. ^ Tabor College Official Visual Identity Guide (PDF). August 1, 2022. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  3. ^ "History". Tabor College. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  4. ^ "It's official: Tabor enrollment sets another record this fall". Hillsboro Free Press. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  5. ^ Tabor College History
  6. ^ Tabor College and USD 410 Break Ground for New Athletics Facility;; November 17, 2008.
  7. ^ TC board meeting: Hard decisions, hopeful future; March 1, 2019; Tabor College.
  8. ^ Kansas Legislators Past & Present Archived 2010-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Glanzer Announces Candidacy for Re-Election". Performance Radio Inc. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  10. ^ "Pittsburgh Passion". Archived from the original on 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  11. ^ Database Football NFL Players who attended Tabor College
  12. ^ 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