Enrollment at Asbury Seminary Grows for Sixth Consecutive Year
Asbury Theological Seminary announces six 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 2019 for a total enrollment of 1,733 students.
“I am incredibly grateful for the students that God has brought to Asbury Seminary and for the work and cross-systems in place within the Seminary community that have allowed us to grow our enrollment as a team,” Dr. Timothy C. 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 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, hybrid or online environment that incorporates on-campus intensives. The Seminary currently has more than 600 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 78 countries, all 50 states, and in more than 150 denominations.
“We are excited to continue growing and equipping students to pursue our mission of spreading “scriptural holiness throughout the world,’” Tennent said.