College of the Mainland

Tel: (409)938-1211
  • 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 is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (13.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 23% 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
College of the Mainland Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,858 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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
College of the Mainland Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:135:1
College of the Mainland Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students992 students1,055 students
College of the Mainland Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,866 students2,866 students
College of the Mainland Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Mainland Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of the Mainland Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of the Mainland Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of the Mainland Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of the Mainland White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of the Mainland More (2011-2013)
College of the Mainland Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.69
College of the Mainland Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of the Mainland Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$34,000
College of the Mainland Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,973 is less than the state average of $4,070. 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 $6,270. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,973$4,070
College of the Mainland In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,873$6,270
College of the Mainland Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes12 hours In District
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid61%83%
College of the Mainland % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,241$9,500
College of the Mainland Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,229$5,250
College of the Mainland Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)
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.

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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,070 per year for in-state students and $6,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,730 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Texas is Houston Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.