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 Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College - West Columbia, SC

1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176

General information:(803)738-8324
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:12,224( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,658 $3,728 $3,766 -1%
Out-of-state $10,474 $10,760 $10,774 -0%
Books and supplies $1,696 $1,712 $1,872 -9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,254 $6,480 $6,646 -3%
Other $3,470 $3,496 $3,571 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,470 $3,496 $3,571 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,354 $5,440 $5,638 0%
Off Campus $15,078 $15,416 $15,855 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,824 $8,936 $9,209 -11%
On Campus $12,170 $12,472 $12,646 0%
Off Campus $21,894 $22,448 $22,863 0%
Off Campus with Family $15,640 $15,968 $16,217 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,392
In-state fees $262
Out-of-state tuition $10,512
Out-of-state fees $262
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,421 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,401 89% $6,491,590 $4,634
Federal grants 816 52% $3,763,759 $4,612
Pell grants 815 52% $3,517,934 $4,316
Other federal grants 361 23% $245,825 $681
State/local government grant or scholarships 921 58% $2,721,981 $2,955
Institutional grants or scholarships 9 1% $5,850 $650
Student loan aid 560 36% $2,027,284 $3,620
Federal student loans 559 35% $1,987,884 $3,556
Other student loans 9 1% $39,400 $4,378
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,151 76% $31,781,997 $3,473
Pell grants 5,862 49% $20,756,497 $3,541
Federal student loans 5,275 44% $21,827,356 $4,138


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,651 $7,229 $5,712
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,908 $6,232 $4,837
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,975 $7,033 $5,169
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,545 $10,021 $6,908
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,762 $11,034 $8,233
$110,001 and more $10,022 $11,145 $8,453

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,224
Undergraduate enrollment 12,224
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,239
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1974 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/27/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/24/1968 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

10/29/1997 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

03/01/1976 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

04/09/1981 - 06/13/2011Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

03/01/1986 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1977 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations01 0
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 112
Motor vehicle theft 021
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate13%
Number in default366
Number in repayment2,808

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00399300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General612-
Business Administration and Management, General-75-
Business/Commerce, General10--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-34-
Category total16149-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other317-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician1929-
Category total2346-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology-0-
Category total200-
Education Colleges
Technical Teacher Education-0-
Category total-0-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD9--
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician137-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-2-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-10-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician187-
Engineering Technology, General-0-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician95-
Category total4931-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant19--
Child Care and Support Services Management-37-
Category total1937-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician211-
Dental Assisting/Assistant--19
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist1819-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-1-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician4212-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--15
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary14--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-12-
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist7--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide12--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant21-8
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant412-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse383143-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist612-
Surgical Technology/Technologist--7
Category total50922249
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies243-
Category total243-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Court Reporting/Court Reporter1--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2747-
Category total2847-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2312-
Category total2312-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1237-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/7103
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician--22
Category total1301725
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-55-
Category total-55-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist682
Welding Technology/Welder14--
Category total2082
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General-0-
Social Work-31-
Category total-31-
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician1--
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician13--
Category total14--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art-8-
Category total-8-
Grand total832100676