Midland College

Midland College

Midland College is a co-educational community college located in Midland, Texas. It was founded as an independent junior college in 1972 and held its first classes on campus in 1975. The school stretches over approximately 220 acres of land.

The divisions at Midland College include the following:

  • Business Studies
  • Cosmetology
  • Distance Learning
  • Fine Arts and Communications
  • Health Sciences
  • Math and Science
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education Studies
  • Technical Studies

The sports teams of Midland College are known as the Chaps. The official mascot of Midland is the Chaparral. Men's teams from MC take part in baseball, basketball and golf. Women's teams participate in basketball, softball and volleyball.

Notable alumni from MC include Spud Webb, former NBA player and the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, and Nikki Stokes, American volleyball player and the 2006-2007 US volleyball captain.

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Midland College
3600 N Garfield
Midland , TX 79705
General Phone: (432) 685-4500

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Midland College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts150Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Medical Support and Technology34medical coding, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Mechanics and Repair27HVAC, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician27electronics tech, HVAC tech, environmental engineering tech, construction engineering tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Therapy and Counseling16psychology, substance abuse counseling
Production Trades16welding
Computer Science and Engineering13computer programming, database administration, network management
Law13legal assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology13cosmetology
Security and Law Enforcement11corrections, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Transportation10commercial pilot and flight crew
Education and Teaching8education, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Medical Administration8medical records tech, medical transcription
Science3biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Family and Social Work2child development, child care management, child care provider, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Art Studies1art studies
Office and Administration0office data entry, general office occupations
Business and Management0business, accounting, accounting technology
Construction Trades0carpentry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree34465
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years131

Midland College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midland College had a total enrollment of 5,739 students (3,718 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 5%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 24%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Midland College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 40 %

Midland College Room and Board (2007)

Midland College offers campus housing for 288 of its 3,718 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Midland College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Midland College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,310
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,240
Room and board $ 2,031
Books and supplies $ 1,009
Other expenses $ 3,132

Financial Aid:
Midland College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 979700)

Midland College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6665

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$68,7942*
Associate professorcalendar year2*5$55,999
Assistant professorcalendar year4$64,0712*
Instructorcalendar year8$58,1411*
No academic rankcalendar year4$49,4172*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$59,55912$55,959

*: 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 year22$65,32815$61,433
Associate professoracademic year1*10$51,093
Assistant professoracademic year11$49,57112$48,106
Instructoracademic year10$50,20315$46,315
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year44$57,61653$51,991

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

Midland College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5813

Midland College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician


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

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary 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
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Midland College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 10%Midland College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 10%Midland College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Midland College Number of degree programs
Number of students
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Top 14%Midland College Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Midland College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Midland College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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