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We are a private, liberal arts-based institution with career-focused majors. We offer traditional semester undergraduate programs as well as accelerated format evening and online undergraduate and graduate programs. Our students are from all across the United States and many international countries. Our story is a unique one born out of an idea to educate orphaned women.

Our beautiful campus is located on 200 acres in Midway, Kentucky in Woodford County and is a working horse farm. Just fifteen minutes from Lexington, our campus is in the center of Kentucky’s internationally renowned horse country and Is surround by some of the top Thoroughbred farms in the world.

Midway, Kentucky is a quaint, historic town which was founded by a railroad company in the 1830s. The trains still run through town, and our campus daily. Downtown Midway is known as a regional dining destination and its unique boutiques that draw visitors daily.

About Us
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Mission, Vision and Values
Midway University invests in our students, engaging them in personalized learning experiences and preparing them for fulfilling careers (Adopted May 2023).
Midway University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.
Celebrating 175 Years
In 2022 Midway University marked its 175th anniversary as an educational institution. To commemorate the occasion, a short video was produced that both reviews the institutions long history as well as its recent history of enrollment growth and campus renovations and new construction projects.
Quick Facts
From current enrollment data to student profile information,our At a Glance document can give your the quick facts you need to know about Midway University. Visit our Quick Facts page to review online.
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Midway University has been recognized over and over again as a great option for students Rankings include programmatic and affordability rankings.
History and Traditions
From our founding as the Kentucky Female Orphan School to modern day Midway University, one thing has remained true - our desire to educate students. We invite you to learn more about our rich history and traditions.
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The Melodeon
Learn the fascinating story of the melodeon and how came to be at Midway University. The melodeon is believed to have originated a controversy that eventually split the Campbell-Stone religious reform into two separate churches: the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Church of Christ.
Virtual Campus Tour
We invite you to take a short virtual tour of our beautiful campus.


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Historic Midway
Midway, Kentucky is located in Woodford County, the heart of horse country. Our beautiful historic downtown offers great shopping and unique dining for visitors.
Eagle Mascot for midway university Shopping in the campus store for Midway apparel
Eagle Outlet
If you are on campus stop by the Eagle Outlet to pick up some Midway gear. If you can't make it to campus you can always shop online.
Buy The Book
The Story of Midway University–How the Kentucky Female Orphan School Became Midway University authored by President Emeritus Dr. Robert R. Botkin.