• College of the Mainland, a comprehensive community college, is an accessible, affordable learner-centered institution dedicated to student success serving the mainland area of Galveston County and beyond.

School Highlights

College of the Mainland serves 4,335 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 70%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,335 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,973
  • Out-state tuition: $3,873
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

College of the Mainland ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 169% over five years.
College of the Mainland
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
434 staff
262 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of the Mainland has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The College of the Mainland diversity score of 0.68 is equal to the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,335 students
3,674 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,184 students
1,289 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,151 students
3,252 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
296 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,184 students
1,266 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,151 students
3,252 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
251 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
31%
46%
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% Black
18%
12%
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% White
44%
30%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.68
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.29%
2.75%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,600
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,973 is less than the state average of $3,626. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,873 is less than the state average of $5,997. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,973
$3,626
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,873
$5,997
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Tuition Notes
12 hours In District
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,750
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • College of the Mainland has something for everyone but more importantly we offer a supportive, quality, affordable opportunity to acquire the intellectual, cultural, social and economic skills that you need to succeed today. Whether you seek an inexpensive path to a bachelor's degree, an associate degree with a technical skill or a class to advance you professionally or academically, you will find an outstanding faculty and an eager support staff committed to your success. The learning opportunities available at COM extend from pre-college Adult Basic Education, ESL, GED and developmental studies to college core curriculum and general studies courses that transfer to senior colleges and universities. In addition, our world-class technical programs offer Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in process technology, computers, networking, business, child development, criminal justice and many more to prepare you for entry into choice career fields. Our diverse and popular continuing education classes- for personal and professional enrichment-cover a wide range of interests and pursuits. And, our workforce training and retraining programs -delivered on-site or on-campus-help employees enhance their careers and employers strengthen their business position.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of the Mainland cost?

College of the Mainland's tuition is approximately $2,973 for In-State students and $3,873 for Out-State students.

What is College of the Mainland's ranking?

College of the Mainland ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,335 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,973
  • Out-state tuition: $3,873
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,626 per year for in-state students and $5,997 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,068 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Texas is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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