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Mid-Continent University

Mid-Continent University is a four-year, liberal arts Christian institution located near Mayfield, Kentucky.

Location

Address
99 Powell Rd E
City
Mayfield
State
KY

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2078
In State Tuition Fees
8190
Out State Tuition Fees
8190
ACT Score
SAT Score
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.87
Male Female Ratio
35:65
Acceptance Rate
87%
Student Faculty Ratio
20:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Cougars
Colors
Navy Blue Gold
Conference
Southern States

College History

History

The university opened as the West Kentucky Baptist Institution in January 1949 in Clinton, Kentucky. In 1957, the university moved to Mayfield and changed its name to Bible Baptist Institute. In June 1965, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the school to Mid-Continent Baptist Bible College. In 1972, the Harris family of Graves County donated approximately 100 acres to the college and construction began on this campus. By 1992, LaVerne Butler, then-president of the university facilitated the school's accreditation. He retired in 1997. On May 20, 1993, the Board of Trustees changed the name to Mid-Continent College, and after organizing into two separate colleges, changed the name to Mid-Continent University. In December 2013, the school's accreditation warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was extended for a second year. This in turn triggered the denial of Federal financial aid from the United States Department of Education and put the school in financial difficulty. On April 16, 2014 all remaining employees were laid off although plans were for the school to remain open and staffed with volunteers until after graduation. Every class with at least one student graduating in May was covered by volunteers. On April 18, 2014, Western Kentucky University developed a special offer to accept all credits and waive application fees as well as other special incentives to ease the transition for Mid-Continent students. On April 19, Midway College made a similar announcement. Shortly afterwards, the school announced teach-out agreements with Murray State University, University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville University.

College Specialty

Specialty

Mid-Continent University is a Great Commission, Baptist, undergraduate and graduate, teaching institution whose primary purpose is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education. Instruction in the Bible and liberal arts is provided to traditional and non-traditional students through on-campus and off-campus programs that equip them for Christian leadership and service in a diverse society. Furthermore, the University seeks to Enable students to carry out the Great Commission of Our Lord. (Matthew 28:18-20) Imbue students with a knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures. Provide a quality education in both the arts and sciences and Biblical studies from a Christian worldview. Facilitate student development by promoting the synthesis of academic knowledge and Christian values for spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical maturation. Encourage lifelong learning for people of diverse ages and educational levels in our communities. Cultivate student leadership and service. Foster competency appropriate to the degree level of the student in writing, reading, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, analytical reasoning, computer literacy, and library research.

Campus

Campus

20 acres

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