College Of The Mainland

College Of The Mainland

College of the Mainland, also referred to as COM, is located in Texas City, Texas. Established in 1966, during the formation of the College of Mainland Junior District,the classes started in 1967. The college offers its students degree and certificate programs in various study areas including nursing, business and science. The college also offers courses in public service career fields, like pharmacy technician, law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire protection.

Fall volleyball league is played by both the male and the female students of the college. There are many clubs and organizations that students can participate in which include Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Government Association, the Education Club, the International Student Organization and Students for Christ.

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College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City , TX 77591-2499
General Phone: (409) 938-1211

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College of the Mainland Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts102general studies, interdisciplinary studies, cartography
Science and Laboratory Technician60chemical tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology29medical coding, pharmacy tech
Business and Management18business, business management, accounting technology
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science, computer programming, web design, computer networking, webmastering
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
Medical Administration9medical records tech, medical transcription
Production Trades8welding
Science7natural sciences
Family and Social Work4child development, child care management, social service professions
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Education and Teaching2elementary school teaching
Engineering Technician1electronics tech, drafting
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Mechanics and Repair0HVAC
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Mainland in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree24929
Award of less than 1 academic year5319
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5114

College of the Mainland Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Mainland had a total enrollment of 3,521 students (2,384 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 19%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 20%
20-21 13%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


College of the Mainland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 41 %

College of the Mainland Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Texas City, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of the Mainland Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,727
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,495
Books and supplies $ 833

Financial Aid:
College of the Mainland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 709600)

College of the Mainland Faculty

College of the Mainland has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1323
Non-tenured and not on tenure track03

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$73,9308$72,720
Associate professorcalendar year11$65,40811$59,965
Assistant professorcalendar year9$55,57918$60,765
All faculty totalcalendar year34$66,31537$63,112

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$57,5541*
Associate professoracademic year3$55,9919$47,581
Assistant professoracademic year4$50,0669$48,190
All faculty totalacademic year10$54,09019$48,963

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Mainland Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Natural Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
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