Midland College • About Us
Midland College (MC) is known as “Your College.” The college’s focus is on providing higher education, community services and cultural enrichment to the Midland community. MC offers a rich and exciting range of opportunities and services, as well as a quality educational experience that is both affordable and comfortable. Every semester approximately 5,000 credit students attend MC — considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation — at approximately one-third the cost of other Texas four-year public institutions. Approximately 40 percent of Midland County high school graduates attend Midland College (MC).
MC has an open-door admissions policy to ensure that every person has the opportunity to get a college education. Every high school graduate is eligible to attend MC; however, some programs are selective with limited enrollment. They have a separate application and specific admission requirements.
The College’s service area consists of five counties encompassing 12,008 square miles serving approximately 200,000 people. The area includes Midland County and the remote counties of Crockett, Pecos, Reagan and Terrell. In addition to offering courses in a traditional classroom environment, MC provides educational opportunities through online offerings and interactive television. The college’s Williams Regional Technical Training Center, located in Fort Stockton, Texas, is a satellite campus serving the residents of Pecos County, 107 miles southwest of Midland.
Although MC offers a bachelor’s degree, the College mission remains focused on community college objectives. Courses in the college’s academic programs transfer easily to four-year universities, and MC’s career and technical programs provide the skills necessary to enjoy a successful career.
MC is especially suited to helping students adapt to a changing labor market by being able to adapt quickly to provide training required by business and industry. The College often partners with local businesses and expeditiously develops continuing education courses in response to industry needs, thereby getting students in and out and ready to work.
A large part of MC’s programming is designed to assist students who are not “college ready” in order to raise their skills up to college standards. The College offers programs and services that promote the cognitive and affective growth of all postsecondary learners, at all levels of the learning continuum.
Part of MC’s mission is to promote “a life-long quest for knowledge” and to provide “educational enrichment activities to the West Texas region.” To that end, the College provides personal enrichment courses, lectures, art exhibits, performances and special events for not only students, but also the entire community. Of special interest are the live performances sponsored by the Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series and the globally acclaimed lectures offered through the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series.