Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College is a multi-campus, public college located in South Carolina. It is one of the leading 2-year colleges of South Carolina, and enrolls more than 15,000 students every year.

Midlands Technical College is a part of the South Carolina Technical College System. It offers more than 100 associate degrees and certificate programs to its students. The college has six campuses. They are:

  • Airport Campus, West Columbia, South Carolina
  • Batesburg-Leesville Campus
  • Beltline Campus, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Fort Jackson Campus, on Fort Jackson base
  • Harbison Campus, South Carolina
  • Northeast Campus

The athletics department of Midlands Technical College participates in various sports like volleyball, softball, football and basketball.

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Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia , SC 29170-2176
General Phone: (803) 738-8324

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Midlands Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine420registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts319liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Mechanics and Repair181industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Business and Management156business, business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology139dental assistant, dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering90data processing tech, computer networking, computer support
Law75legal assistant, court reporting
Family and Social Work72child care management, child care provider, social work
Medical Administration54medical records tech, medical secretary
Engineering Technician47engineering technology, architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, mechanical drafting
Office and Administration34administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and safety
Production Trades33machinist, welding
Construction Trades24electrician
Therapy and Counseling15physical therapist assistant
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Science and Laboratory Technician3chemical tech
Media2printing equipment operation
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year68329
Associate's degree90531
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1167

Midlands Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midlands Technical College had a total enrollment of 10,706 students (8,005 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 35%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 18%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

South Carolina96%
(International Students)1%
State unknown1%

Midlands Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 36 %

Midlands Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of West Columbia, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Midlands Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,176
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,840
Books and supplies $ 1,440

Financial Aid:
Midlands Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 399300)

Midlands Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track93127

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year93$49,821127$49,026
All faculty totalacademic year93$49,821127$49,026

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

Midlands Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

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

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Midlands Technical College Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 7%Midlands Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 7%Midlands Technical College Number of students
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 8%Midlands Technical College % of degrees in medical administration
Female % of student body
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Top 9%Midlands Technical College Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Midlands Technical College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%Midlands Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Midlands Technical College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in law
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Top 19%Midlands Technical College % of degrees in law

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