Midlands Technical College

  • 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 to Midlands Technical College is Centura College-Columbia (13.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Midlands Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 368 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Midlands Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty368 staff55 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Midlands Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Midlands Technical College 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 Enrollment11,424 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
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# Full-Time Students5,252 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students6,172 students534 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
28%
27%
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% White
61%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.54
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College Completion Rate
8%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,900$28,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,798 is less than the state average of $6,284. 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 $10,399. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,798$6,284
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,230$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,750$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
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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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