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?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at MTC.
- In 2017-2018, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MTC.
Where Is Midlands Technical College?
Contact details for MTC are given below.
|Address:||1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170-2176|
How Do I Get Into MTC?
You can apply to MTC online at: https://www.midlandstech.edu/admissions/apply-mtc
Can I Afford Midlands Technical College?
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
Of the 4,179 full-time undergraduates at MTC, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Midlands Technical College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,064|
|Hispanic or Latino||298|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MTC has changed over the last few years.
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.
*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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