Mid-Continent University: Narrative Description

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


Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2150 per student. Total enrollment: 814. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 204 applied, 67% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 52% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 723 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 91 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 8 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 81% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $14,835 includes full-time tuition ($8100), mandatory fees ($1250), and college room and board ($5485). 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: $270 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies 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 2003-04. 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 32,697 books, 70 serials, 509 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $78,593. 30 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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