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.
- The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|College of the Mainland||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||161 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,858 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||24:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||992 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,866 students||2,866 students|
|% Two or more races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,600||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to College of the Mainland is Texas School of Business-Friendswood (13.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 236 students | 13.10 Mi3208 Fm 528
Friendswood,  TX  77546
- 2,048 students | 13.80 Mi4015 Ave Q
Galveston,  TX  77550
- 4,928 students | 14.70 Mi3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin,  TX  77511
- n/a students | 17.60 Mi13735 beamer rd
Houston,  TX  77089
- 27,911 students | 19.40 Mi8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena,  TX  77501
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