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Midway College is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,625, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Midway College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 42. Its tuition and fees are $20,700 (2012-13).
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Midway College, located in Midway, Kentucky, is a private, non-profit liberal arts college, founded in 1847 by Dr. Lewis L. Pinkerton, as the first school in the United States to serve orphaned and disadvantaged women. Through the years the school evolved and became Pinkerton High School, Midway Junior College, and finally Midway College. Midway College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Midway College.
Midway College, formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, was the dream of Dr. Lewis Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Together with James Ware Parrish, they joined with other progressive thinkers to launch a revolutionary educational experiment. In Kentucky, the few girls who received formal education were taught to read only because it was considered necessary for their role as mothers. Female orphans were rarely offered even this meager amount of schooling. Without education or parental support and concern, the most many could hope for was a lifetime of drudgery as a maid or laborer. The liberal arts curriculum and career preparation proposed was a comprehensive solution to this tragic situation, and the benefits reached far beyond the individual girls who attended the school. Dr. Pinkerton's dream became a reality as Midway-educated teachers went forth to share their learning with youngsters throughout the state and region. In the years since its inception, the institution has evolved to meet the educational needs of women while preserving the goals and standards of its founders. Today, Midway College has achieved its goal of excellence in education, providing advanced instruction in a broad range of subjects based upon a strong liberal arts curriculum. The campus and programs have grown with the school's enrollment, yet many of the traditional ideals Midway was founded on have remained constant.
The main campus is at Midway, KY, in the heart of the bluegrass region of Kentucky. There are also campuses / offices in Lexington, McKee, Radcliff and Somerset, KY. Courses are delivered through various avenues: the traditional format through the Women's College (Kentucky's only college for women), School for Career Development (evening and weekend accelerated degree programs for men and women), Midway College Online, and the Graduate College. Pillar programs include: Business, Equine Studies, Nursing, and Teacher Education. The school is a part of NAIA Division II, Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, with colors 'Blue and Gold' and the mascot: Eagle. Varsity teams include: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, as well as equestrian riding teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat, IHSA Western, and Dressage.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to Midway College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Midway College is $10. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||51.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Midway College is 13:1, and the school has 45.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||32|
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Midway College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,625, with a gender distribution of 15.6 percent male students and 84.4 percent female students. Midway College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Midway College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Midway College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Midway College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Midway College.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$20,700 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,000 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data