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: The main campus is at Midway, KY, in the heart of the bluegrass region of Kentucky. There are also campuses in Lexington, McKee, Radcliff and Paintsville KY, as well as programs offered at a number of off-site locations throughout Kentucky. Ten minutes away are the cities of Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and Versailles. Louisville and Cincinnati are an hour from Midway.
Campus size: 200 acres
President: Dr. William B. Drake, Jr.
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Student to teacher ratio: 13:1
Degrees granted and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s
Schools: Women’s Day College (Kentucky’s college for women), School for Career Development (evening and weekend accelerated degree completion programs for men and women), Midway College Online, and the Graduate College
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: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball
Equestrian Riding Teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat, IHSA Western, and Hunt Seat