College of the Mainland: Narrative Description

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1200 Amburn Rd.
Texas City, TX 77591-2499
Tel: (409)938-1211
Fax: (409)938-1306
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus with easy access to Houston. Educational spending 2003-04: $1232 per student. Total enrollment: 3,948. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 1,464 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,484 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 17% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 41% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, THEA required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $624 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $1416 full-time, $59 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2136 full-time, $89 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $167 full-time, $6.90 per credit part-time, $83.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, COM Amigos, COM Soccer Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Robert Burns Irish Celebration, International Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. College housing not available. Com Library plus 1 other with 84,128 books, 19,000 serials, 492 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $416,255. 307 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 70,000 Texas City is a suburban community located approximately 40 miles from the center of Houston.

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