College of the Mainland

  • 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 3,858 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.
  • College of the Mainland is one of 3 community colleges within Galveston County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to College of the Mainland is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (13.1 miles away).

Top Placements

College of the Mainland places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Mainland(TX) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty161 staff76 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 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Mainland diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,858 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
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# Full-Time Students992 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students2,866 students2,866 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
29%
37%
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% Black
17%
13%
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% White
51%
39%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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Diversity Score0.630.69
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College Completion Rate
18%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$33,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,973 is less than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,873 is less than the state average of $6,207. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,973$4,026
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,873$6,207
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Tuition Notes12 hours In District
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid61%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,241$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,229$5,015
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
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    Galveston TX  77550
    (409)944-1220
    13.802,048
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    (281)756-3500
    14.704,928
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    Houston TX  77089
    (281)484-1900
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  • 27,911 students | 19.40 Mi8060 Spencer Hwy
    Pasadena TX  77501
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