MCU will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday


Did you know Mid-Continent University is the fastest growing of all Kentucky universities? Even though Mid-Continent University was established in 1949, the first ADVANTAGE class was launched 50 years later. MCU has experienced significant growth since the inception of ADVANTAGE. In a review of the past decade, MCU has grown 399%, nearly four times more than the second fastest growing school, Campbellsville University, at 115.9%. To put this tremendous growth in perspective, the fastest growing public university was Western Kentucky University at 34.7%. See how Kentucky schools are growing...Learn more.

72% of ADVANTAGE students indicate on surveys that this is the primary reason they chose MCU. With classes one night a week in your own community or ONLINE, previous barriers to reaching personal goals are removed.

Unparalleled service is provided, including onsite visits by registration, advising, financial aid, and even book delivery. It can be difficult even getting into school since most schools close their offices at 5 PM when adult students are typically still at work.

ADVANTAGE professors are rated 4.6 on a 5.0 scale on average by students. Your professors know you by name. MCU has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio.

Mid-Continent graduates owe the third lowest debt in the state. Get the facts here.


Undergraduate Degrees

        Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries  

Graduate Degrees

Student Testimonials

The time that you are spending reading this is a good indicator that you have given more than a fleeting thought to starting or returning to college.  MCU is here to assist you in this process.  To get started, take a look at our classroom locations, information session locations, admissions processes, and financial aid information.  For more information, click here to start a chat session.

Mid-Continent University is a private Christian college located in Mayfield, KY that offers classes all over Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.  These classes are geared toward working adults whose work restrictions would prevent them from taking traditional classes.

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MCU realizes that going back to school as an adult can be challenging.  This has driven us to tailor the Advantage programs to the needs of working adults, to provide a convenient, engaging classroom experience that provides students with practical knowledge they can use immediately, as well as the preparation needed for greater responsibility in the future.  MCU seeks to address the diverse needs of its students in this three-fold goal:

  • Achievability

    - By offering classes in an accelerated format (one night a week, one class at a time), MCU can put students on the fast track to their degree.  Without the burden of having to juggle several classes, students can work full-time and concentrate on just one class.
  • Accessibility

    -With MCU's growing number of satellite class sites, it is very likely there is a class meeting in your area!  MCU works with many schools and business to provide classrooms all over Kentucky and southern Illinois.
  • Affordability

    -Along with having some of the lowest tuition rates in Kentucky, MCU works with many institutions to provide numerous financial aid options for its students.  Many students have completed their degree paying little to nothing out of pocket!

Mid-Continent University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Continent University.