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Asbury University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Asbury University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Asbury University Ranked?

2022 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 134 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sacred music.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Asbury as #1,090 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Asbury is also ranked #8 out of 45 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 75%, 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 31% 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 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Asbury University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Asbury University  ( 530 to 660 )
Asbury received ACT scores from 72% 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 )

Learn more about Asbury University admissions.

Asbury University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Asbury it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Asbury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 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 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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

Asbury University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,492 undergraduates at Asbury with 1,240 being full-time and 252 being part-time.

How Much Does Asbury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Asbury is $27,631. 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 +
$22,494 $22,929 $27,906 $29,094 $31,192

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Asbury, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,062 a year. That adds up to $28,248 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Asbury is 6.7%. 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. 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

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

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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, 390 received undergraduate degrees and 59 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
Business Administration & Management 57 $42,728
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 42 $28,236
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 $33,779
Health & Physical Education 28 $29,685
Romance Languages 15 NA
Instructional Media Design 14 NA
Communication & Media Studies 14 $31,708
General Psychology 13 $15,817
General Business/Commerce 12 $39,741
Fine & Studio Arts 12 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,105 students took at least one online class at Asbury University. This is an increase from the 862 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,105 629
2018-2019 862 679
2017-2018 824 683
2016-2017 864 656
2015-2016 679 517

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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