Mid-Continent University

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99 Powell Road E

Mayfield, KY 42066

Phone: (270) 247-8521
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Colleges (South)

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Mid-Continent University is a private institution that was founded in 1949. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,174, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 69 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mid-Continent University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,350 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mid-Continent University is a Great Commission, Baptist, undergraduate and graduate, teaching institution whose primary purpose is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education. Instruction in the Bible and Liberal Arts is provided to traditional and non-traditional students through on-campus and off-campus programs that equip them for Christian leadership and service in a diverse society. Furthermore, the University seeks to accomplish the following:

Mid-Continent University: OUR GOALS

To equip and train students for carrying out the Great Commission of Our Lord (Matthew 28: 18-20).

To imbue students with a knowledge and understanding of other cultures and international events.

To provide a quality education in both the arts and sciences and Biblical Studies from a Christian worldview.

To facilitate student development by promoting the synthesis of academic knowledge and Christian values for spiritual, intellectual, social and physical maturation.

To encourage adult lifelong learning for students of diverse ages and educational levels in our communities.

To provide leadership and service opportunities for Mid-Continent University students in our communities.

To foster competency in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, analytical reasoning, computer literacy and library research.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1949
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist Convention
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $4,441,079


When applying to Mid-Continent University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Mid-Continent University is $50. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.1 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mid-Continent University is 21:1, and the school has 87.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mid-Continent University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Counseling Psychology; Elementary Education and Teaching; Bible/Biblical Studies; and Christian Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 77%
Counseling Psychology 16%
Elementary Education and Teaching 2%
Bible/Biblical Studies 1%
Christian Studies 1%

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Student Life

Mid-Continent University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,174, with a gender distribution of 37.6 percent male students and 62.4 percent female students. At this school, 5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95 percent of students live off campus. Mid-Continent University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,264
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Mid-Continent University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Mid-Continent University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mid-Continent University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mid-Continent University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Mid-Continent University, 75.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,739.

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Tuition and fees $13,350 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,900 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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