Midland College: Narrative Description

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3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705-6399
Tel: (432)685-4500
Admissions: (432)685-5502
Fax: (432)685-4714
Web Site: http://www.midland.edu/


State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 163-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3739 per student. Total enrollment: 5,531. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,457 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,027 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,504 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 31 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, radiological technology programs. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: THEA or ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1100 full-time, $46 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1270 full-time, $51 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2280 full-time, $170 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $288 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $3600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: OIKOS, Midland College Latin American Student Society, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association, Baptist Student Ministries. Major annual events: Homecoming Night, Chappapalooza, Club Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 296 college housing spaces available; 280 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 65,760 books, 91,046 microform titles, 285 serials, 359 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $373,296. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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