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WILMORE, KY—The official numbers are in and Asbury College’s fall enrollment including undergraduate, graduate, Asbury Academy and ACHIEVE students is 1,516, a nine percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 1,381.

“We are truly honored by the number of students on our campus and feel this is God’s blessing as we continue to move forward,” President Dr. Sandra Gray said. “We believe the increases are due to our new programs and outstanding retention. We are thankful for the hard work of our faculty and staff during this time of growth and excitement.”

The College credits the growth to a 27.5 percent increase in the ACHIEVE program and a 33 percent increase in the graduate programs in education and social work. The College also boasts a strong undergraduate retention rate and six percent increase in undergraduate enrollment.

Of the 1,516, 1,300 are traditional undergraduates and 120 are ACHIEVE students for a total of 1,420. The College welcomed 96 graduate students, including 10 students in the new master of social work program.

In October, the College will begin classes in the new Teacher as Leader graduate education program. To apply, visit the graduate education web site. This fall classes will begin at the Asbury College Orlando campus. For more information or to enroll, visit or call toll-free 800-888-1818, ext. 8. For undergraduate programs, please visit