400th ADVANTAGE Cohort Celebrates Milestone in Murray



A celebration of education happened in Murray on Monday, October 15th. Mid-Continent University’s adult ADVANTAGE Programs celebrated with the students in the Murray 3 bachelor’s cohort group, as they were the 400th new group that started in the ADVANTAGE programs. Almost 13 years prior on September 27, 1999, the first ADVANTAGE group kicked off on Mid-Continent’s home campus in Mayfield. These adults unknowingly forged a path for thousands more to follow. Since then, ADVANTAGE has continued to grow, year after year. Other notable landmarks for ADVANTAGE include Louisville 6 as the 100th cohort group, Pinckneyville (IL) 2 as the 200th cohort group, and Mayfield 15F as the 300th cohort group.  


Murray resident and ADVANTAGE student, Stan Henley, decided to go back to school to complete a degree he started 20 years ago. He also wanted to cross off another item on his bucket list. Stan said he chose Mid-Continent University because of the convenience and flexibility of the classes and the degree program.


Timothy Brakie of Murray said, “I have a very busy schedule and ADVANTAGE was a perfect fit.”


Murray students agree that the convenience of classes being one night a week from 6-10 p.m., no weekends and the closeness of the location attracted them to ADVANTAGE. Also, the minimum age for the face-to-face associate’s degree program is 22 and the bachelor’s is 24, so adults feel more comfortable attending classes with their own peers. Classes are offered in 28 different locations throughout Kentucky and southern Illinois as well as completely online.


Mid-Continent University offers the traditional college experience on the main campus in Mayfield, KY. MCU also offers the accelerated adult ADVANTAGE option, which provides accredited degrees face-to-face in 29 cities and towns throughout Kentucky and southern Illinois or online. The unique format allows adults students to fit a college education into their busy lives. Adults can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. If you are interested in information about enrolling visit www.midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.