Midlands Technical College

1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Tel: (803)738-8324
  • 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 38%.
  • 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 14% over five years.
Midlands Technical College (SC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 368 staff 44 staff
Midlands Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,424 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,424 students 1,232 students
Midlands Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 28:1
Midlands Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,252 students 708 students
Midlands Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 6,172 students 524 students
Midlands Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Midlands Technical College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Midlands Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Midlands Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Midlands Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Midlands Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Midlands Technical College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Midlands Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups 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 0.54
Midlands Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Midlands Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,900 -
Midlands Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,798 is less than the state average of $6,687. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,230 is more than the state average of $10,638. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,798 $6,687
Midlands Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,230 $10,638
Midlands Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 94%
Midlands Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,750 -
Midlands Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,250 -
Midlands Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,829 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.