Several publications have recognized Midway University recently for academic excellence. Most notably, the state’s only women’s college was ranked as the tenth best women’s college in the nation by BestColleges.com.
The university boasts an 83 percent freshman retention rate and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio. Such numbers helped Midway move from 65th to 45th in U.S. News & World Report’s list of top colleges in the South.
Midway’s president, Dr. John Marsden, said he was honored that the institution received high marks from a variety of organizations. “Although these rankings are not a comprehensive measure of our entire institution, each of them is a snapshot and high level measure of key indicators for our prospective students and their families,” he said in a news release.
Since Marsden became president in 2012, it has grown. Known as Midway University since July 1, the institution expanded its mission statement to be more open to international students. These recognitions highlight the school’s progress.
The university’s nursing, sport management and health-care administration programs were also recognized by BestColleges.com. The website rated Midway’s online curriculum as the fifth best in Kentucky. Midway was ranked 10th out of 26 universities in Kentucky by USA Today’s College Factual.
Midway also received commendations for it affordability after three consecutive years without raising tuition or room and board. Washington Monthly magazine ranked Midway 16th in its list of “Best Bang for Buck Colleges in the South.” --Nicholas Roush