Enrollment at Asbury Seminary Grows for Fifth Consecutive Year
Asbury Theological Seminary announces five consecutive years of enrollment growth with students from around the world seeking to become “theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women.” Asbury Seminary officially welcomed more than 500 new students for the fall semester of 2018 for a total enrollment of 1,710 students.
“I am incredibly grateful for the students that God has brought to Asbury Seminary,” Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, said. “As we move toward our 100 year anniversary in 2023, we are realizing our goals of serving the global church, developing a diverse and missionally-oriented student body, as well as equipping men and women to be pastors and leaders. ”
Not only did Asbury Seminary continue its consistent growth this year, but the Seminary also welcomed students from 44 states, 41 countries and 84 denominations. Some of the countries represented include Japan, India, Kenya, and Japan.
The Seminary’s locations in Memphis, Tenn., Tulsa, Okla., Wilmore, Ky., and Orlando, Fla., as well as online, afford students the ability to pursue their degrees in a residential, cohort, or online environment that incorporates on-campus intensives. The Seminary currently has more than 550 online students.
“We are very excited to welcome these students to the Asbury Seminary community and we look forward to the impact they will have on the Kingdom,” Kevin Bish, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services, said. “In 1923, Henry Clay Morrison founded the Seminary with three students and a vision of The Whole Bible for the Whole World. Asbury Seminary now has nearly 11,000 alumni serving in every time zone around the world through social justice initiatives, government, art, mission organizations, education and the church.”
Alumni of the Seminary serve in 77 countries, all 50 states, and in more than 149 denominations.
“We are excited to continue growing and equipping students to pursue our mission of spreading “scriptural holiness throughout the world,’” Tennent said.