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Asbury University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Asbury University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Asbury University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Asbury University was awarded 7 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Asbury landed the #768 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Asbury held the #771 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Asbury is also ranked #7 out of 26 schools in Kentucky.

See all of the rankings for Asbury University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Asbury?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Asbury University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Asbury University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Asbury University is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Asbury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Asbury University has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Asbury for first-time, full-time students is 53%, which is better than 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.

Average Overall Diversity at Asbury

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,733 undergraduates at Asbury with 1,325 being full-time and 408 being part-time.

Asbury Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Asbury scored 58.36 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Asbury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Asbury is $28,095. 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 +
$22,592 $23,236 $28,593 $30,276 $33,710

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Asbury, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,680 a year. That adds up to $34,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Asbury is 7.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Asbury make around $34,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 14% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Asbury University make the most money.

Location of Asbury University

Asbury University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wilmore, Kentucky. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Wilmore draws many to the area.

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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 42 majors graduated from Asbury University. Of these students, 355 received undergraduate degrees and 70 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 34 $32,000
General Business/Commerce 25 NA
General Psychology 21 NA
Animal Services 20 $15,900
Romance Languages 19 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 NA
Social Work 12 NA
Health & Physical Education 12 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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