Midlands Technical College

1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Tel: (803)738-8324
11,424 students
Public institution
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, two-year public college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina.?College programs and services provide accessible, affordable, quality education that prepares a diverse student population to enter the job market, transfer to senior colleges and universities, and achieve their professional and personal goals.? Through its programs and services, the college equitably provides higher education opportunities and strengthens the economic and social vitality of the community. At MTC, we help our students attain the competitive edge needed to succeed. The reasons our students are so successful are as diverse as our student body.
School Highlights
Midlands Technical College serves 11,424 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Midlands Technical College is the only community colleges within Lexington County, SC.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia (5.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 368 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Midlands Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 368 staff
62 staff
Midlands Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 11,424 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,424 students 1,371 students
Midlands Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Midlands Technical College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 5,252 students
779 students
Midlands Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,172 students
1,083 students
Midlands Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Midlands Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Midlands Technical College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Midlands Technical College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
28%
15%
Midlands Technical College Black (2006-2014)
% White
61%
49%
Midlands Technical College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Midlands Technical College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Midlands Technical College Unknown (2006-2014)
Midlands Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.70
Midlands Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,798 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,230 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,798 $5,664
Midlands Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,230 $10,360
Midlands Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
90%
Midlands Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The present-day Midlands Technical College is the product of a rich and unique history. In 1964, three separate career-oriented institutions merged to form Midlands Technical College (MTC), a comprehensive two-year college providing career and transfer education. MTC is now part of the South Carolina Technical College System. One of South Carolina's largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College enrolls approximately 11,000 students seeking to develop career-skills or transfer to a four-year institution. With the latest technology and a diverse learning environment, the college makes higher education affordable, convenient and readily accessible. Midlands Technical College offers approximately one hundred associate degree, diploma and certificate programs of study and an estimated 70 percent of the courses are in the career program area. A strong college transfer program has evolved to allow students the opportunity to take the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and transfer to one of the state's four-year institutions. Midlands Technical College is currently the largest source of transfer students to the University of South Carolina-Columbia. College campuses includes Airport Campus, Beltline Campus, Fort Jackson Campus, Harbison Campus, Northeast Campus and Columbia Area. The Airport Campus, located on 65 acres in West Columbia, includes 15 buildings with a total 258,357 square feet. Located on 31 acres in Columbia, the Beltline Campus consists of 12 buildings with a total 232,539 square feet. The 34,360-square-foot Harbison Campus, located on 19 acres in Irmo, has seven buildings. Midlands Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Virginia College-Greenville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.