Mid-Continent College: Narrative Description

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99 Powell Rd. East
Mayfield, KY 42066-9007
Tel: (270)247-8521; Admissions: (270)247-8521; Fax: (270)247-3115; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.midcontinent.edu/

Description: Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.1 million. Total enrollment: 683. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 99 applied, 88% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 603 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 80 students, 43% women, 58% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 10 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% international, 37% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 58% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $14,480 includes full-time tuition ($7830), mandatory fees ($1250), and college room and board ($5400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $261 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $302.50 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: SGA, Baptist Student Union, Psychology Club, International Club, Ministry Association. Major annual events: Homecoming Spirit Week, Blue and Gold Awards, Student Development Impact Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 75 college housing spaces available; 65 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Anne P. Markham Library with 33,255 books, 148 serials, 1,970 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Mayfield is centrally located in the Mississippi River Valley. Transportation, commerce, industry and agriculture contribute to the prosperity of the area. Religious, medical and social facilities are available in the area.

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