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Midlands Technical College offers associate degrees in more than 40 different programs, including Accounting, Building Construction Technology, Commercial Graphics, Computer Technology, Health Information Management, Human Services, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Paralegal, Respiratory Care, and Telecommunications Systems. It also has diploma programs in eight career fields, such as Expanded Duty Dental Assisting, Machine Tool, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

Midlands Technical also has Certificate Programs in over 70 areas. Advanced Computer Systems, Automotive Engine Repair, Building Systems, Commercial Graphics, Court Reporting, Engineering Science, LAN Networking Systems, Medical Assisting, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Web Design and Maintenance, and Welding Technologies are just a dozen of these.

Midlands Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Students should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants may also need to take a placement test, which helps both the student and school administrators decide on the best course of study.

Additional programs in math, English, reading, and science are available to students who do not meet the minimum score on the placement test and need to improve their skills in one or more subjects.

All new students are also required to meet with either an advisor or a representative of their department, depending on what major is chosen.

International students must show proof—translated into English—that they have graduated from a secondary level program. They must also show English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a score of at least 500 on the paper test, 173 on the computerized version, or 61 on the Internet test.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students who need help paying for school. Aid is generally based on financial need, and students need to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving funds.

Students applying for federal aid should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Aid, which can be online. Students should submit the application by April 15.

Dozens of scholarships and awards are available to Midlands Technical students. Among these are the Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students, Maryland Artists Scholarships, Architecture Scholarships for African Americans, and the SC Palmetto Chapter of Solid Waste Association North America Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5989th for the average student loan amount.
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Midland Technical’s Beltline Campus is located in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, and the school’s larger Airport Campus is across the Congaree River in West Columbia. The Congaree is formed by the Broad and Saluda Rivers, making Columbia one of the best cities in the U.S. for canoeing and kayaking.

A number of clubs and organizations have a presence on the Midlands Technical College campus. These include the African-American Student Organization, Early Childhood Development Club, International Relations Club, Medical Lab Technology Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Dental Hygiene Association, Surgical Technology Club, and the college’s theater and speech society, Technique! The honor societies at Midlands Technical include the National Technical Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Students interested in journalism can work on the staff of The Pony Express, the official student newspaper. The college also has an extensive online learning program.

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Information Summary

Ranks 56th in South Carolina and 3177th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in South Carolina and 11th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 117 0.77
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 10 0.07
Robbery 41 0.27
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 154 1.02
Larceny 750 4.95
Vehicle theft 71 0.47

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population18,004 (17,674 urban / 330 rural)
Households6,980 (2.58 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,344
Families5,176 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4502

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3325th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,624 $4,536 $10,872
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $214 $214 $214
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $151 $189 $453
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,468 $6,380 $12,716
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,827 $16,739 $23,075
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,320 $10,232 $16,568

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,766 $3,788 $4,654 $4,676 $10,774 $10,940
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,872 $1,982
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,646(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,571 $3,792
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,571 $3,792

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3025th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,052 ($54,402 male / $49,423 female)
Number of FT Faculty 216 (91 male / 125 female)
Number of PT Faculty 724
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $6,693,835

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West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
p. 803-738-8324
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