Mid-Continent University is a four-year, liberal arts Christian institution located near Mayfield, Kentucky.
The university opened in January 1949 in Clinton, Kentucky. The University is now located four miles north of Mayfield.
By 1992, LaVerne Butler, then-president of the university facilitated the school's accreditation.[clarification needed] He retired in 1997. The university is raising funds for a chapel which will be named in Butler's honor.
The university offers three bachelor's degrees: (bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of ministry) and two associate's degrees: (associate of arts and associate of science).
Mid-Continent teams are known as the Cougars. The university is a member of the of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA); primarily competing in the NAIA's TranSouth Athletic Conference (TSAC), the cougars also compete as a member of the Division I Mid-East Region of the NCCAA. Starting the 2013-14 season, the Cougars will join the American Midwest Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, softball and volleyball.
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