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College of the Mainland

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 8,482
  • In-District:*
  • 50.2%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 14.0%
  • Full-time:**
  • 30.1%
  • Female:
  • 53.5%
  • Male:
  • 46.5%
  • Anglo:
  • 57.8%
  • Hispanic:
  • 18.1%
  • African American:
  • 17.6%
  • Asian:
  • 2.5%
  • Native American:
  • 0.5%
  • International:
  • 0.2%
  • Other:
  • 3.3%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr Larry Durrence, Interim President
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, Texas 77591
(409) 938-1211

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $36.59

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $70.59

Program Description

College of the Mainland (COM) offers both university transfer and career/workforce programs.

University Transfer: COM’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees can serve as the first two years of most bachelor’s degree programs at public universities.  Major offered include general studies, mathematics, natural science and sociology/criminology. Four “field of study” programs (business, computer science, music and nursing) cannot provide the core credits needed for the first two years of a four-year degree because they require students to take some non-core, discipline-specific courses. These courses will transfer for specific disciplines, however. The associate degree in teaching can lead to certification in some fields.

Career/Work Force Programs: COM offers a broad range of career degree and certification programs that can lead to direct employment, including:

  • petrochemical process technologyCOM created the state’s first degree program to train operators for refineries and chemical plants. More than 90 percent of the program’s graduates are placed each year, with beginning salaries of about $60,000.
  • nursing – graduates of the nursing associate degree program have a 100 percent pass rate on the state certification exam and receive beginning salaries of about $50,000. Other health programs include vocational nursing, emergency medical services, health information management and pharmacy technician.
  • computer science programs COM offers specialties including computer information systems, network systems technology, dynamic Web development, A+ PC maintenance technician, Linux+ certified support specialist and graphic design.
  • welding technology – training ranges from entry-level welder to several advanced specialties for industry.
  • law enforcement/public safety – programs include Basic Peace Officer Academy and fire protection technology.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 260
  • Associates:
  • 199
  • Certificates:
  • 61

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Total number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas senior institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only7147.7%18684.5%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)4932.9%41.8%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)1812.1%10.5%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)53.4%104.5%
Not Found64.0%198.6%
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