History: Midway College is a private college and was established in 1847 by Dr. Lewis L. Pinkerton, a Christian minister and physician. Originally named the Kentucky Female Orphan School, the original purpose of the institution was to educate female orphans to become teachers. Through the years the school evolved and became Pinkerton High School, Midway Junior College, and finally Midway College. Today Midway College is known for excellence in its Business, Equine, Nursing, and Teacher Education programs throughout Kentucky and beyond.
Location: The main campus is at Midway, KY, in the heart of the bluegrass region of Kentucky. There are also campuses in Lexington, McKee, Radcliff and Paintsville KY, as well as programs offered at a number of off-site locations throughout Kentucky. Ten minutes away are the cities of Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and Versailles. Louisville and Cincinnati are an hour from Midway.
Campus size: 200 acres
President Elect: Dr. John P. Marsden
Number of buildings: 13: Anne Hart Raymond Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology; Ashland Stable; Belle Wisdom Residence Hall; Buster Residence Hall; Equine Education Center; Keeneland Stable; Little Memorial Library; Lucy Peterson House; Marrs Hall; McManis Student Center (includes Piper Dining Hall and Marshall Gymnasium); Patterson Building; Pinkerton Hall; Learning Resource Center
Other campus landmarks: Altrusa Bridge, the entrance to the college; Graves Amphitheater; the Path of Opportunity and Starks Bridge
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Enrollment: 1,662 (Fall 2012) from 32 states and seven foreign countries (91% undergraduate, 66% full-time)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Degrees granted and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s
Schools: Private, Women’s, liberal arts, residential college (Kentucky’s only Women’s College) offering co-education through the School for Career Development, Online College, and the Graduate School
Pillar Programs: Business, Equine Studies, Nursing, and Teacher Education
Women’s Athletics: NAIA Division II, Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference
School Colors: Blue and Gold
Varsity Athletic Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Golf and Archery starting in 2013
Equestrian Riding Teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage