Asbury University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,302
3.06% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$22,500
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.9%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
70.3%
1,105 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,990
68.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
68.8%
212 Graduates

About

Asbury University is a higher education institution located in Jessamine County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Asbury University were Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (64 degrees awarded), General Communication (22 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees).

In 2017, 417 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Asbury University. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (354 degrees), 18.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Asbury University is $29,302, which is $8,569 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Asbury University is $29,302, which is $8,569 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,500.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,302
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Asbury University was $29,302. The cost of tuition at Asbury University is $8,569 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,500
2017 Value
5.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Asbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,500. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Asbury University grew by 5.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,979
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Asbury University was of $5,979 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 5.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Asbury University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.4% with respect to 2016, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.9%
2016 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Asbury University was 6.9%, which represents 32 out of the 464 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Asbury University received 1,105 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 14.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,105 applicants, 777 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,990 students enrolled at Asbury University in 2017, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Asbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
777
Accepted Out of 1,105

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Asbury University was 70.3% (777 admissions from 1,105 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -14.1%, while admissions declined by -13.2%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
89
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Asbury University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Asbury University has a total enrollment of 1,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Asbury University is 1,365 students and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Asbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Asbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.9% White, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 4.82% Black or African American, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.151% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Asbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Two or More Races Female (1.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Asbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Asbury University is 1,365 and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Asbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Asbury University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Asbury University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,570
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105
  3. Black or African American
    96

The enrolled student population at Asbury University is 78.9% White, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 4.82% Black or African American, 2.21% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.151% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 61 students (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 125 more women than men received degrees from Asbury University. The majority of degree recipients at Asbury University are white (354 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Asbury University is Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (22 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Asbury University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Communications (104 degrees), and Agriculture (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asbury University are Elementary & middle school teachers (174,226 people), Other managers (162,243 people), Clergy (92,937 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (76,509 people), and Postsecondary teachers (75,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Asbury University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Communications (104 degrees), Agriculture (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asbury University are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Asbury University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Communications (104 degrees), Agriculture (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asbury University are Elementary & secondary schools (330,224 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (222,551 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,059 people), Religious organizations (120,919 people), and Computer Systems Design (100,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Asbury University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Communications (104 degrees), Agriculture (16 degrees), Language & Linguistics (13 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Asbury University.
Most Common
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Asbury University was Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication with 64 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 146
  2. 271

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Asbury University, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Asbury University in Other Radio, Television, & Digital Communication, which is 1.67 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Asbury University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 5.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from Asbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Asbury University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.89% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    354 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Asbury University is white (354 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

3.12% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    233 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Asbury University is white female (233 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Asbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $46.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.64M (10%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Asbury University had a total salary expenditure of $36.2M. Asbury University employs 34 Professors, 32 Associate professors, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Asbury University are Male Professors (29), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Asbury University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.2M
2017 Endowment
8.26%
growth from 2016

Asbury University has an endowment valued at about $46.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Asbury University grew 8.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $230k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Asbury University received $230k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17M
2017 Salaries
0.556%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Asbury University paid a median of $17M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($36.2M) and a 0.556% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.49% growth from 2015 and a 4.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.56M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2017, Asbury University paid a total of $5.56M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.4M (33%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Asbury University were Professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Asbury University were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Asbury University was Male Professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Asbury University.

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