The College of the Mainland (COM) is a community college in Texas City, Texas. It is located on the mainland of Galveston County (as opposed to Galveston Island) in a racially and culturally diverse section of the Houston metropolitan area. The catchment area includes the following school districts: Santa Fe, La Marque, Texas City, Dickinson, Hitchcock, Clear Creek, and Friendswood. The college first came into existence in 1967 and has been growing steadily ever since. Today there are over 3,500 students.