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: Midway College's main campus is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region in Midway, Kentucky (USA) on a scenic 200-acre campus. It's a short 10-minute drive to Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and Versailles. Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio are just a one hour drive away. Midway College also offers programs at an off-site location in Lexington in addition to providing many programs online.
Campus size: 200 acres
President: 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: 1,362 from 29 states and nine foreign countries (92% undergraduate, 65.5% full-time)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Degrees granted and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): Associate, Bachelor, Master
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: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball
Equestrian Riding Teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage