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Asbury College

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Asbury College is a small Christian liberal arts institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky. It is nondenominational, independent, and was founded in 1890. It is named after Francis Asbury, an early Methodist bishop.

With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury College encourages almost 1,300 students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 20 minutes southwest of Lexington, Kentucky in Wilmore, Kentucky.

The College, founded in 1890, has been at the heart of spiritual movements throughout its history. Primarily a four-year, multi-denominational institution, Asbury College is ranked third among comprehensive colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

Students come from 47 states and 11 foreign nations, and nearly 90 percent of the College’s students live on campus. Classes are taught by experienced scholars, 82 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their field of study.

Asbury College’s 17 academic departments offer 47 majors. The College also offers several masters degrees in education, including alternative certification programs.

The College provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions and community service opportunities are also available and are part of the curriculum in nearly every major.

More than 20,000 living alumni of the College surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and at least 70 nations.

Although the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary is located across the street from the College, the two are completely separate institutions.

See also Holiness movement

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