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Midlands Technical College: Narrative Description


PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202-2408
Tel: (803)738-1400
Admissions: (803)738-8324
Fax: (803)738-7784
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 113-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Total enrollment: 10,710. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 4,834 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 5,876 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 37% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 40% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: ACT ASSET. Recommended: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2808 full-time, $117 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3504 full-time, $146 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8424 full-time, $351 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. 89,618 books, 11,600 microform titles, 551 serials, 1,036 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of South Carolina.

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