College of the Mainland, located in Texas City, Texas, is a public two year institution founded in 1966. The school's formation had been planned since 1935, and was finally realized when the cities in its service area of northern Galveston County approved the building bond necessary to establish the school. Since then the school has expanded, with additional facilities having been constructed to add additional room for newer programs and student services. In 2004 the school became one of three in Texas to allow high school students to complete the last two years of their high school education while earning an associate degree.
College of the Mainland offers nearly 70 programs of study that result in either an associate degree or certificate. These programs provide students with either the first two years of a four year education and allow for transfer to a four year school upon graduation, or prepare students for entry into the workforce through the development of skills and the imparting of knowledge necessary in a given field. Certificate programs generally take less time than degree programs, usually offering career educations as well, and lacking the general education courses that fill out an associate degree curriculum.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at College of the Mainland must demonstrate proof of at least 1 year residency in the state of Texas prior to enrollment. Students must complete and submit the application, providing all necessary transcripts and taking placement tests as required by the school. Students should also meet with an academic advisor in order to determine which program of study they wish to pursue and which courses they should take.
Students in need of financial aid should apply for a federal PIN number and complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should also complete and submit the COM financial aid application. All applications should be submitted prior to the set deadlines of the school. Financial aid is available in the form of grants loans and scholarships. Scholarships may require separate applications to be submitted to the scholarship's overseeing body and may be awarded for reasons other than need.
Clubs and Organizations
College of the Mainland has many active clubs and organizations that may be of interest to potential students. These clubs and organizations provide activities and social settings for individuals with similar interests, allowing for the forming of bonds that may last after graduation. Clubs and organizations meet throughout the year with some clubs engaging in activities or creating events on or off campus.
Clubs and Organizations at COM include:
- Cosmetology Club
- N-Spired Dancers
- Photo Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,400-$1,600
- Out-of-State: $3,500-$4,140
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $45-$54 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $120-$140 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||65%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||59%||$4,625|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$4,658|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, College of the Mainland may offer services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Galveston County and community colleges in Texas in total.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Texas
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of the Mainland by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to College of the Mainland.
- Galveston College in Galveston, TX (14 miles away)
- Alvin Community College in Alvin, TX (15 miles away)
- Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX (34 miles away)
- Lone Star College - Montgomery in The Woodlands, TX (62 miles away)
- Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, TX (65 miles away)