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Midlands Technical College Overview

Midlands Technical College is a public institution situated in West Columbia, South Carolina. MTC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Midlands Technical College Known For?

2,125 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at MTC.
  • In 2017-2018, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

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Midlands Technical College Rankings

Out of the 34 colleges in South Carolina, MTC is ranked at #7.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

MTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#229 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular General Sales & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#148 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Midlands Technical College?

Location of Midlands Technical College

Contact details for MTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170-2176
Phone: 803-738-8324
Website: https://www.midlandstech.edu

How Do I Get Into MTC?

You can apply to MTC online at: https://www.midlandstech.edu/admissions/apply-mtc

Midlands Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Midlands Technical College?

29% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MTC, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,363 a year. That adds up to $21,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MTC is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Midlands Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,179 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,160 undergraduate students at MTC, with 4,179 being full-time and 4,981 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,179 full-time undergraduates at MTC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Midlands Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 105
Black or African American 1,064
Hispanic or Latino 298
White 2,041
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 671

Over 17 countries are represented at MTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and India.

Online Learning at Midlands Technical College

678 Took All Classes Online
2,904 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,904 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 27th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Midlands Technical College was -1.5%. This is the #2,303 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MTC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 25%
Liberal Arts General Studies 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminal Justice & Corrections #423
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #479

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Midlands Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 62 566 0 628
Health/Medical Prep Programs 357 0 0 357
Nursing 0 167 0 167
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 97 11 0 108
Human Development & Family Studies 48 38 0 86
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 56 0 56
Data Processing 12 37 0 49
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 26 17 3 46
Precision Metal Working 34 9 2 45
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 18 11 13 42
Dental Support Services 0 20 20 40
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 20 0 18 38
Business Administration & Management 0 37 0 37
Allied Health Professions 6 17 14 37
Legal Support Services 11 21 0 32
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 28 0 31
Human Services 0 25 0 25
Building Management & Inspection 0 24 0 24
Construction Engineering Technology 24 0 0 24
Accounting 0 23 0 23
General Business/Commerce 22 0 0 22
General Sales & Marketing 0 22 0 22
Mechanical Engineering Technology 14 8 0 22
Business Support & Assistant Services 12 7 0 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 12 7 0 19
Other Computer & Information Sciences 2 16 0 18
Electronics Engineering Technology 3 14 0 17
Architectural Engineering Technology 4 6 0 10
American Sign Language 10 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 10 0 10
Other Health Professions 10 0 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 9 0 9
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 8 0 0 8
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 8 8
Civil Engineering Technology 3 3 0 6
Computer Systems Networking 5 0 0 5
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 0 0 5
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 5 0 0 5
Industrial Production Technology 4 0 0 4
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 838 1,209 78 2,125

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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