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If you want to know more about Asbury University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Asbury University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Asbury University was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Asbury is ranked #696 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Asbury is also ranked #7 out of 27 schools in Kentucky.

See all of the rankings for Asbury University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Asbury?

Acceptance Rate

Asbury University has an acceptance rate of 70%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Asbury submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 660. Math scores were between 470 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Asbury University  ( 510 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Asbury University  ( 470 to 620 )
Asbury received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Asbury University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Asbury University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Asbury University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Asbury University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Asbury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Asbury University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Asbury the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Asbury University.

Good Overall Diversity at Asbury

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,697 undergraduates at Asbury with 1,291 being full-time and 406 being part-time.

Asbury Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Asbury is 67.80 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.80 out of 100
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How Much Does Asbury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Asbury is $27,111. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Asbury

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,836 $22,598 $28,282 $29,925 $31,286

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Asbury, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Asbury, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,192 a year. That adds up to $28,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Asbury is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Asbury Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Asbury make about $34,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 12% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Asbury University make the most money.

Location of Asbury University

Located in Wilmore, Kentucky, Asbury University is a private not-for-profit institution. Wilmore is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Asbury University

Contact details for Asbury are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Phone: 859-858-3511

Asbury University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Asbury University. Of these students, 318 received undergraduate degrees and 81 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 39 $25,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $32,000
Business Administration & Management 24 NA
General Business/Commerce 18 NA
Animal Services 15 $15,900
General English Literature 14 NA
General Psychology 14 NA
Instructional Media Design 14 NA
Social Work 11 NA
Accounting 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Asbury University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Asbury

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 824 students took at least one online class at Asbury University. This is a decrease from the 864 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 824 683
2016-2017 864 656
2015-2016 679 517
2014-2015 720 494
2013-2014 609 372

Learn more about online learning at Asbury University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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