Midway University, formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, was the dream of Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Together with James Ware Parrish, the Midway Christian Church elder who raised the funds necessary to open the school, they joined with other progressive thinkers to launch a revolutionary educational experiment.
Midway’s Residence Life Department is focused on creating a strong and involved community of learners. By living on campus, it is our sincere hope that you fully embrace your development inside and outside of the classroom. Living in community can come with unique challenges, but amazing rewards of friendship, growth, and connection. During your years living with us, we will strive to support you academically, socially, personally, and spiritually.
Campus housing exemptions may not be granted if students receive certain types of Midway academic and athletic scholarships that require living on campus. Students may consult the scholarship awarding letter or the Financial Aid Office to see if a particular scholarship has the residency requirement.
Midway University fields 15 athletic teams and 2 equine riding teams. Team sports include archery, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Midway University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.