Asbury Theological Seminary

Asbury Theological Seminary

Asbury Theological Seminary, located in Wilmore, Kentucky, was established in 1923 by H. C. Morrison. The college, which offers master's and doctoral degree programs in religion, also provides practical education related to ministry services. Students have over 15 study programs from which to choose.

Asbury Theological Seminary offers deserving students financial aid in the form of scholarships such as the Presidential Scholarships, the Dr. J. Ellsworth Kallas Pastoral Scholarships, the Dean's Scholarships and the Trustee International Scholarships. Notable alumni of the college include Ted Strickland, present Governor of Ohio; James W. Holsinger, nominated United States Surgeon General; and Jacob DeShazer, a member of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.

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Contacting Asbury

Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N Lexington Ave
Wilmore , KY 40390-1199
General Phone: (859) 858-3581

Asbury Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy301bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, theology, ministry, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Therapy and Counseling13counseling psychology

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree928
Doctor's degree522
Postbaccalaureate certificate61
First-professional degree1641

Asbury Student Body

In 2007-2008, Asbury had a total enrollment of 1,603 students (1,152 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 50%
First Professional 50%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 9%
25-29 24%
30-34 12%
35-39 13%
40-49 24%
50-64 17%
65+ 0%

Asbury Room and Board (2007)

Asbury offers campus housing for 146 of its 1,152 (full-time) students.

(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 10 meals per week.

Asbury Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 1,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,460

Financial Aid:
Asbury participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 195300)

Asbury Faculty

Asbury has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$73,5683$74,944
Associate professoracademic year9$65,6396$62,838
Assistant professoracademic year7$54,5113$53,172
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year46$68,55712$63,448

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

Asbury Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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Asbury Highlights

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What Sets Asbury Apart:

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% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 19%Asbury Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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