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Mid-Continent University

Mid-Continent University is Baptist college with 2154 students located in Mayfield, KY.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated

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Overview

Overview

Mid-Continent University says

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 Ministry and service in a diverse society. Mid-Continent University is a four-year, co-educational institution of higher education.

Mid-Continent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Master of Science (MS) degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Continent University.

(Note: The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Mid-Continent University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the university and not to the Commission's office.) At Mid-Continent, students pursue majors such as Behavioral Studies, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Christian Education and Leadership, Elementary Teacher Education, English, General Studies, History, Mathematics, Missions and Evangelism, Psychology and Counseling, and Social Studies. Teaching from a Christian worldview, the university today continues in its long tradition of educating students for Christian leadership and service in a diverse world.

The Baptist heritage at Mid-Continent is steeped in a rich history dating back to 1947, when a group of pastors led a movement endorsed by the West Kentucky Baptist Association, to organize a Baptist institution in Clinton, Kentucky. The initial session, beginning January 1949, was held at First Baptist Church of Clinton, and continued there for two years. In 1951 the school moved to a campus on the northern outskirts of Clinton where it remained in full-time operation until August 10, 1957. At that time, the college was known as the West Kentucky Baptist Bible Institute. In 1957, the campus moved from Clinton to North 15th Street in Mayfield, and the name was changed to the Baptist Bible 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. Some of the original tract of land was sold and today there are approximately 20 acres on the east side of Highway 45 occupied by the campus and approximately 65 acres on the west side of Highway 45 most of which is rented out for farming. Effective May 20, 1993, the Board of Trustees changed the name to Mid-Continent College. In 1998 the Board of Trustees voted to organize Mid-Continent College into two divisions; the Baptist College of the Bible, and the Baptist College of Applied Arts and Sciences. In January 2004 the name was again changed to Mid-Continent University, as it is known today.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,154
Gender 35% Male / 65% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 85% Full Time / 15% Part Time
Geography 81% In State / 19% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 83% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 80%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : Aug 1. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

5% of students live on-campus.

15% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling personal counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program double major dual enrollment of high school students independent study teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (47%), Business Administration and Management (46%), Counseling Psychology (1%), Elementary Education and Teaching (1%), Christian Studies (0%), Psychology (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the philosophy and teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, and the subsequent intellectual and cultural movements and institutions based on Christianity. Includes instruction in Christian sacred scripture, Christian literature and philosophy, and studies of one or more of the main branches of the faith and their cultural context including Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Evangelicalism, and others.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the behavior and motivations of individuals functioning in organized groups, and its application to business and industrial settings. Includes instruction in organization theory, industrial and organizational psychology, social psychology, sociology of organizations, reinforcement and incentive theory, employee relations strategies, organizational power and influence, organization stratification and hierarchy, leadership styles, and applications of operations research and other methodologies to organizational analysis.

Job Opportunities:

Human Resources Specialists
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Robert J Imhoff
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 49
Student : Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 8
Tenure Track Faculty 6
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 85
International Faculty 2

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 70.3% accepted of 458 applications

72% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
26% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
8% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite15 - 24
English13 - 24
Math15 - 23
 
SATMath370 - 500
Reading350 - 500
Writing390 - 480

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Alumni Relation

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 2 0
Science 2 0
Social Studies 2 0
Foreign Language 1 0
Science Lab 2 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $27,062 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $26,721
$30K-$48K $27,431
$48K-$75K $27,605
$75K-$110K $28,544
$110K+ $28,591

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,190, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,190 Same as On-Campus
Fees $483 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,900 $8,272
Books $1,140 $1,140
Total (before financial aid) $16,713 $18,085

Students Receiving Aid

94% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 84% $4,039
Federal Scholarships/Grants 83% $2,140
Institutional Grants 4% $4,889
Other Federal Grants 6% $600
Other Loans 1% $3,225
Pell Grants 83% $2,100
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 13% $2,442
Student Loans 84% $4,052

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.midcontinent.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.midcontinent.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

5% of students graduated on time.

25% of students graduated in six years.

62% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Mid-Continent University participates in the NAIA Division I for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Basketball Adam Perrott (Get recruited )
Baseball Shawn Yarbrough (Get recruited )
Soccer Hannibal Najjar (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Volleyball Brittany Nicley (Get recruited )
Basketball Tim Stonecipher (Get recruited )
Softball Christa Franklin (Get recruited )

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#197 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#209 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#271 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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