An Open Letter to the Students of Mid-Continent University

To the students of Mid-Continent University,

We, the members of Morthland College of West Frankfort Illinois, have watched with sadness at the turmoil you have faced over the past months. As a fellow conservative Christian college, we grieve whenever the work of the Lord has to reduce its kingdom influence or close its doors. Yet, we are reminded of God's promise to Israel in the midst of destruction, a promise that is particularly relevant to you, the children of God, in this difficult time.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

While we do not know the specifics of God's plan in your life, we know that He has promised to care for you and guide you. You will continue to be in our prayers.

We would also like you to know that we are here to help you in any way we can. While we do not yet offer the wide variety of degrees available at MCU, we offer three that might interest you. These include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

  • Please visit our website ( for more information about each degree. If you are interested, we will work with you to help you maximize the credits you earned at MCU and put you back on track to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact our Dean of Student Affairs, Cathie Mieldezis at 618.937.2127 or email her at

    For His Glory,
    The students, faculty and administration of Morthland College


    MC's Bursar, Cory Garmane, to present Choral Works at SIU

    On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Morthland College Bursar will be presenting Choral Gems of the Classical Era including Mozart's Requiem in D Minor and Haydn's Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese. For more information, download the Recital Poster.

    Morthland College Scholarships Announced

    Morthland College scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the Finanical Aid page.

    Thus says the Lord, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16 (NASB)

    Morthland College Student Receive Federal Aid

    Students attending Morthland College are now eligible to receive Pell grants and direct and indirect student loans. To receive federal aid, students must complete the FAFSA and counseling through our Virtual Financial Aid Office. More information can be found by clicking the "Financial Aid" tab above.

    Morthland College Receives Approval for New Degrees

    Just before the USDE approval for Federal Student Aid for Morthland College, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved degree-granting authority for MC for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biological Sciences and Computer Information Systems. The Illinois Board of Higher Education convened in Chicago on December 10, 2013. After Dr. Tim Morthland addressed the Board and members from the audience, both degrees were unanimously approved. For more information, click here.

    Statement of Accreditation

    Morthland College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail:] having been awarded Candidate status as a Category II institution by TRACS' Accreditation Commission on April 9, 2013; this status is effective for a period of 5 years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

    Council for Higher Education Accreditation Department of Education - United States Government Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools MORTHLAND COLLEGE
    202 East Oak Street  | P.O. Box 429
    West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
    Phone: 618.937.2127 | FAX: 618.937.2137  |