Quick Facts/At a glance

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

Mascot: Eagles

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