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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1847
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 512 East Stephens Street, Midway, Kentucky, United States, 40347
    • Phone:
    • +18007550031
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Midway University

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. The students are from all across the United States and many international countries. The story is a unique one born out of an idea to educate orphaned women. The 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. Midway University hosts events on campus each semester for our students and many are open to the Midway community. Each summer Midway University and Renaissance Midway, a nonprofit community organization, hosts Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival , which is a juried arts festival. Annually more than 5,000 visitors come to campus over the two-day festival.

Academic Highlights

The Day College offers majors in business, marketing, equine studies, sports management, English, mathematics, biology, nursing, psychology, criminal justice and teacher education. In addition to the Day College, Midway University offers evening and online accelerated degree-completion programs for working adults.

Life in Midway University

Midway University teams are known as the Eagles. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the River States Conference (RSC). Women's sports include archery, basketball, cross country, eSports (coming Fall 2020) equestrian (hunt seat, western and Dressage), soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball.[3] As of the 2016–17 school year, men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis. Men's wrestling was added in fall 2018 and for fall 2019 men and women's bowling will be added as well as men's track and field.

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Notable Alumni

  • Sally Haydon
  • Bob Heleringer

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