Making an Impact

Academic excellence and spiritual vitality is more than just a tagline. It serves as the foundation on how we evaluate our effectiveness. So, how are we doing?

Quick Facts

Schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication Arts, Education, Graduate and Professional Studies)
Countries represented within the student body
States represented within the student body
Undergraduate students who participate in a cross-cultural trip
The only school in the world that has had students working< as paid broadcasters at 13 Olympic Games
The only school in the world invited to demonstrate at the 2010 World Equestrian Games
One of only two private schools in Kentucky with a nationally accredited music program

National recognition for the quality of our educational environment:

  • No.1 University in South Region. In the 2014-15 rankings, Asbury University was named as the No. 1 Regional College (South) in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report. We’ve earned a top-five spot in the Regional College rankings each of the past five years.
  • Top 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges. With 98 percent of our student population receiving some form of financial aid and more than 50 percent of the students having more than half of their tuition covered by an aggressive financial aid/scholarship approach, Asbury’s amazing value was recognized by Christian Universities Online.
  • No.1 Program in the Nation. Social Work Degree Guide described Asbury’s program as having, “a proud history of producing some of the finest social work professionals.”

Our students value their Asbury education:

  • More than 90% of our students feel prepared to make a difference for God in the world.
  • Asbury’s graduation rate is 5-10 percent better on average than that of the public universities in Kentucky.
  • Our average freshman retention rate is 81 percent, higher than any school in the U.S. News & World Report rankings mentioned above.

The Lord is also unleashing an expanded culture of generosity. During a celebration of Asbury’s 125th anniversary last June, the largest gift in the institution’s history was announced. The $8 million gift is historic not only in amount, but in kind, representing the largest single gift made to an Asbury building project, the largest single gift made to student scholarships and the largest single gift made by an Asbury alum. This gift is a vote of confidence in the future of Asbury.

By many measures and multiple dimensions, Asbury has been extraordinarily successful.

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