Midway College

Midway College

Midway College

Midway College is a private non-profit liberal arts college located in Midway, Kentucky. Its mission is to provide excellent traditional and accelerated undergraduate and graduate liberal arts learning programs to empower students as leaders. It strives to maintain a student-centered academic environment that integrates diversity into the general curriculum and prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in future careers. Midway College offers programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. Various programs are offered in an accelerated format to enable students to complete their programs faster.

Midway College Online strives to meet the needs of adult learners by offering a variety of high quality flexible accelerated degree completion programs. With previous college credit, majority of programs can be completed within 18 to 24 months. The programs include an Associate of Science in business administration, medical assisting and medical coding; Bachelor of Arts degrees in business administration with various concentrations, public safety administration with three different concentrations, interdisciplinary studies, mining management and safety, psychology, elementary education, middle school education, secondary English education, secondary mathematics education, and healthcare administration; Master of Business Administration; and Master of Arts in Teaching. Students will progress through programs in cohorts of students who are completing the same degree. Cohort courses are usually 5 or 6 weeks. Freestanding online courses are also offered in an open enrollment module format and available to all students regardless of degree program. Module courses usually meet for 8 weeks that begin in August, October, January, March, and May.

Online programs and courses at Midway College Online are delivered through Learning House software. The online student portal is easy to navigate and is available anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection. It includes a Help Center that is available to provide technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. School resources are also available such as library access, bookstore access, and student resource center. The courses feature easy to access assignments and course materials, threaded discussion forums, and live chat. They promote communication and instructors and peers often leave timely feedback. Students are recommended to log into their courses on a daily basis or at least 3 to 5 days per week to succeed in online learning.

Dr. Lewis L. Pinkerton founded Midway College in 1847 as the Kentucky Female Orphan School; the country’s first school to serve orphaned and disadvantaged women. Throughout its history, the school became Pinkerton High School, Midway Junior College, and eventually Midway College. The first graduate program was launched in 2008. Today, Midway College is known for its excellent academic programs in business, nursing, equine, and teacher education and it enrolls approximately 2,000 students.


The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Midway College.

Schools of Education

Women’s Day College: the only women’s college in the state of Kentucky and offers four leading programs: nursing, teacher education, equine, and business.

School for Career Development: provides programs to adult learners in accelerated format.

Midway College Online: offers accelerated programs that adult students are able to access online anytime and anywhere with a connection to the Internet.

The Graduate College: offers programs that build on prior knowledge to help students advance in their careers. Offers master’s degree programs in business administration and teaching.

School of Pharmacy: committed to providing comprehensive pharmacy education in a challenging, student-centered, modern academic environment to prepare students to become pharmacy generalists and clinical scientists.

Scholarships Offered

Midway College offers a variety of merit, athletic, and need-based scholarships such as the Trustee Scholarship, Bowling Academic Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Choral Scholars Program Scholarship, Transfer Scholarships, County Scholarships, Disciples of Christ Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, Legacy Scholarship, and Drs. Lilialyce and Dee Ashley Akers Scholarship.

Financing Options

Midway College participates in numerous financial aid programs including Kentucky College Access Program (CAP), Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG), Kentucky Teacher Scholarship (KTS), Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study, and private loans. The college also accepts employer reimbursement.

Credit Earning Options

Midway College grants credit for previously completed college coursework from another college or university. All transfer courses must have a grade of a C or better. The college also grants credit for examinations such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Students may also receive credit for life experiences such as noncredit adult courses, independent study, work experience, previous licensure or certification, portfolio demonstration, or other learning opportunities such as military experience. With all types of credit combined, students are able to earn up to 32 semester credits towards an associate degree and 84 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. All transfer students are required to submit official transcripts, exam scores, and other supporting information.

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