Asbury College

Asbury College

Founded by John Wesley Hughes in 1890, Asbury College was originally known as the Kentucky Holiness College. It was later renamed in honor of the "Father of American Methodism", Bishop Francis Asbury. This private Christian liberal arts institute is located in Wilmore, Kentucky. Asbury College's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students representing over 40 states and 10 countries worldwide.

Asbury College offers more than 50 majors to choose from. Master's degrees in education along with several certification programs are also available. Students can opt for courses in the fields of art, English, history, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, music, business, and world languages, among others.

The athletics department of Asbury College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, and volleyball. Known as the Eagles, the teams compete in the NAIA and the NCCAA Division I.

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Contacting Asbury

Asbury College
1 Macklem Dr
Wilmore , KY 40390-1198
General Phone: (859) 858-3511

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Asbury Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching48instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher ed, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching, ESL instruction ...
Liberal Arts44French language, Spanish language, Biblical languages, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, speech and rhetoric, social services, ...
Media35journalism, radio and TV tech
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, youth ministry
Business and Management23business, business management, accounting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counseling14psychology
Science13biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry
Family and Social Work10social work
Fine Arts6fine arts
Mathematics5mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Medicine1medical preparatory
Animal Science and Care0equestrian studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Asbury in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22243
Master's degree254

Asbury Student Body

In 2007-2008, Asbury had a total enrollment of 1,396 students (1,373 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 35%
22-24 13%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
North Carolina3%
New Jersey2%
New Hampshire1%
New York1%

Asbury Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Asbury Room and Board (2007)

Asbury offers campus housing for 1,166 of its 1,373 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wilmore, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Asbury Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520660
SAT Math500620
ACT Verbal2129
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT43%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Asbury Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,413
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,413
Room and board $ 4,375
Room charge $ 3,206
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,208
Books and supplies $ 770
Other expenses $ 2,330

Financial Aid:
Asbury participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 195200)

Asbury Faculty

Asbury has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track137
Non-tenured and not on tenure track99

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$57,15210$58,019
Associate professoracademic year13$50,4292*
Assistant professoracademic year13$44,66611$43,663
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year55$52,26325$49,313

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Asbury Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports132235

Asbury Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Latin Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Computational Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Asbury Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%Asbury % of degrees in fine arts

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checked Option to study abroad
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